The latest death was a man from the island of Hawaii in his 40s who had been hospitalized with underlying health issues, state health officials said in an email.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today is over 608,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 33.9 million.
Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections by island includes 91 new cases in Oahu, 22 in Maui, 17 in the island of Hawaii, 14 in Kauai and 22 residents of Hawaii diagnosed outside the ‘State.
State health officials included probable infections in the total number of cases. Likely infections include people who have never received a confirmatory test but who would have had the virus because of their exposure and known symptoms or because of a positive antigen test.
The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 28,496 in Oahu, 4,785 in Maui, 3,398 in Hawaii County, 444 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 80 in Molokai. There are also 1,501 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.
Today’s probable infections since the start of the pandemic added to the tally today include 836 in Maui, 820 in Oahu, 74 on the island of Hawaii, 24 in Molokai, three in Kauai, three in Lanai and 60 residents diagnosed out of state.
Statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Tuesday.
Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 859 cases were considered active. Officials say they view infections reported in the past 14 days as a “proxy number for active cases.” The state’s total number of active cases today increased by 95.
Per island, Oahu has 575 active cases, Big Island 128, Maui 80, and Kauai 76.
Health officials counted 4,758 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 3.49%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.
Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,719,982 doses of the vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Tuesday, up 2,251 from the previous day. Health officials say 58.9% of the state’s population are now fully vaccinated and 65.3% have received at least one dose.
Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,543 required hospitalizations, with five new hospitalizations reported today.
Fourteen hospitalizations in the state’s aggregate tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,529 hospitalizations in the state, 2,079 were in Oahu, 289 in Maui, 144 in Big Island, 11 in Kauai, five in Lanai and one in Molokai.
According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 51 patients with the virus have been in hospitals in Hawaii to date, including 13 in intensive care units and eight on ventilators.
The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 49 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.6%, state health officials said today.
This breaking news will be updated as more information becomes available.