Hawaii sees 48 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 38,653 statewide – .

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Hawaii sees 48 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 38,653 statewide – .


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 48 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 38,653 cases.
No new virus-related deaths were reported today, so the statewide death toll from COVID-19 remains at 521.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 404 deaths on Oahu, 57 on Maui, 55 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 608,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 33.9 million.

Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections per island includes 25 new cases in Oahu, seven in Maui, six on the island of Hawaii, two in Kauai and eight residents of Hawaii diagnosed outside the ‘State.

State health officials included probable infections in the total number of cases. Probable 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 28,405 in Oahu, 4,763 in Maui, 3,381 in Hawaii County, 430 in Kauai, 115 in Lanai and 80 in Molokai. There are also 1,479 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 829 in Maui, 818 in Oahu, 75 on the island of Hawaii, 24 in Molokai, three in Kauai, three in Lanai and 59 residents diagnosed out of state.

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

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Health officials also said today that out of the state’s total infections, 764 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 has now fallen by 13.

Per island, Oahu has 517 active cases, Big Island 116, Maui 62, and Kauai 69.

Health officials counted 4,838 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 0.9%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.3%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 1,718,019 doses of the vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Tuesday, up 1,917 from the previous day. Health officials say 58% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 65% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,538 required hospitalizations, with two new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirteen hospitalizations in the state’s overall tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 2,525 hospitalizations in the state, 2,078 were in Oahu, 288 in Maui, 142 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 were in hospitals in Hawaii on Tuesday, including 12 in intensive care units and seven on ventilators.

The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 42 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.4%, state health officials said today.


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


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