Hawaii Reports 1 New COVID-Linked Death, 389 More Infections – .

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Hawaii Reports 1 New COVID-Linked Death, 389 More Infections – .


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death and 389 additional confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state total to 538 deaths and 43,616 cases since start of the pandemic.
The latest death was a Maui woman in her 60s with underlying health issues, state health officials said in an email.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 413 deaths on Oahu, 62 on Maui, 58 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 613,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 35.2 million.

The state reported a record 622 new infections on Friday, followed by 485 on Saturday and 452 on Sunday, the three highest daily counts since the start of the pandemic.

The new number of confirmed and probable infections reported today includes 268 new cases in Oahu, 64 on the island of Hawaii, 31 in Maui, six in Kauai and 20 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

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

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases per island since the start of the epidemic is 31,487 in Oahu, 5,266 in Maui, 4,290 in Hawaii County, 574 in Kauai, 117 in Lanai and 81 in Molokai. There are also 1,801 Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed out of state.

Of the state’s total infections, 3,802 cases were considered active. About three weeks ago, that number was below 600. 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 267.

Per island, Oahu has 2,526 active cases, the Big Island has 789, Maui has 388, Kauai has 97, Lanai has two, and Molokai has none.

Health officials counted 5,330 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of about 7.3%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 6.2%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccine summary said Monday that 1,764,469 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs. Health officials say 60.3% of the state’s population are now fully vaccinated and 67.3% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,756 required hospitalizations, with 42 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 2,741 hospitalizations in the state, 2,234 were in Oahu, 318 in Maui, 167 in Big Island, 16 in Kauai, five in Lanai and one in Molokai.

According to today’s update on the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 146 patients infected with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii, including 24 in intensive care units and 15 under fans.

On Spotlight Hawaii on Monday, Green said 90% of COVID patients hospitalized in Hawaii are unvaccinated.

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


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