Two of the deaths were in Maui and one on the Big Island, officials said, but no further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths.
The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 410 deaths in Oahu, 60 in Maui, 57 on the island of Hawaii, two in Kauai, and three Hawaii residents who died out of state. The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today is over 611,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 34.6 million.
Just before releasing the daily COVID tally at noon, health ministry officials released a statement that they are releasing a “partial tally” today.
“Due to an interruption in the electronic lab reporting system, the number of COVID-19 cases reported by the Hawaii State Department of Health today will be a partial count. The issue has been fixed and lab reports should be caught up within the next 24 hours. The July 29 case count will include the July 27 and July 26 cases that were not included in today’s tally, ”the statement said.
Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections per island includes 50 new cases on Oahu, 18 on the island of Hawaii, 17 on Maui and three on Kauai. Three out-of-state Hawaii residents’ COVID cases have been dropped.
The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 29,909 in Oahu, 4,978 in Maui, 3,785 in Hawaii County, 522 in Kauai, 117 in Lanai and 81 in Molokai. There are also 1,677 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.
Statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Monday.
Of the total number of infections in the state, 2,185 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 42.
Per island, Oahu has 1,395 active cases, the Big Island has 382, Maui has 183, Kauai has 78, Lanai has two, and Molokai has one.
The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 4.9%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.
Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,748,972 doses of the vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs to date, up 2,105 from Tuesday. Health officials say 59.9% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 66.6% have received at least one dose.
Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,672 required hospitalizations, with 15 new hospitalizations reported today.
Fifteen hospitalizations in the state’s overall tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,657 hospitalizations in the state, 2,164 were in Oahu, 313 in Maui, 158 in Big Island, 16 in Kauai, five in Lanai and one in Molokai.
On Tuesday, for the first time since January, state health officials reported more than 100 COVID patients in hospitals in Hawaii.
According to today’s update on the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 111 patients with the virus are in hospitals in Hawaii, including 20 in intensive care units and 13 under fans. The last time Hawaii admitted more than 100 COVID patients to hospitals was on January 29.
At the height of the pandemic last fall, Hawaii had 315 hospital patients on September 8, state records show.
This breaking news will be updated as more information becomes available.