Hawaii registers 258 new cases of coronavirus; 10th consecutive day of tri-digit infections – .

Hawaii registers 258 new cases of coronavirus; 10th consecutive day of tri-digit infections – .

Hawaii today recorded the 10th consecutive day of new triple-digit coronavirus cases with 258 new confirmed and probable infections, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 40,383 cases.
No new virus-related deaths were reported today, so the statewide death toll from COVID-19 remains at 527.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 408 deaths on Oahu, 58 on Maui, 56 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 610,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 34.4 million.

Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections by island includes 149 new cases in Oahu, 44 on the island of Hawaii, 39 in Maui, eight in Kauai, two in Lanai and 16 residents of Hawaii diagnosed out of 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 are suspected of having 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 29,482 in Oahu, 4,912 in Maui, 3,641 in Hawaii County, 508 in Kauai, 117 in Lanai and 81 in Molokai. There are also 1,642 residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed out of state.

Statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Thursday.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 1,777 cases are 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 143.

Per island, Oahu has 1,217 active cases, Big Island 302, Maui has 156, Kauai has 99, Lanai has two, and Molokai has one.

Health officials counted 4,306 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of just under 6%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 4.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,739,884 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs on Thursday. Health officials say 59.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 66.2% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,624 required hospitalizations, with 15 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 2,610 hospitalizations in the state, 2,130 were in Oahu, 306 in Maui, 154 in Big Island, 14 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 74 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii on Friday, including 17 in intensive care units and 11 on ventilators.

This breaking news will be updated as more information becomes available.


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