Hawaii records 7 new coronavirus deaths, 201 more infections – .

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Hawaii records 7 new coronavirus deaths, 168 more infections – .


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths and 201 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 833 deaths and 81,087 cases.
Five of the latest deaths have been in Oahu and two on the Big Island. No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 630 deaths in Oahu, 88 in Maui, 101 in the island of Hawaii, eight in Kauai, one in Molokai and five Hawaii residents who died outside of the state. State.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today is over 710,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 44.2 million.

Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections by island includes 126 new cases on Oahu, 19 on Maui, 39 on the island of Hawaii, seven in Kauai, one in Lanai and nine 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 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 56,213 in Oahu, 9,241 in Maui, 10,391 in Hawaii County, 2,380 in Kauai, 140 in Lanai and 232 in Molokai. There are also 2,490 Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed out of state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 3,544 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 200.

Per island, Oahu has 2,337 active cases, the Big Island has 643, Maui has 305, Kauai has 245, Lanai has one, and Molokai has 13.

Health officials counted 5,558 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of 3.62%. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 3%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows 2,065,666 doses of the vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs on Thursday, up 5,950 from the previous day. Health officials say 69.3% of the state’s population are now fully vaccinated and 77.5% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 4,477 required hospitalizations, with 33 new hospitalizations reported today.

Twenty hospitalizations in the state’s overall tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 4,457 hospitalizations in the state, 3,544 were in Oahu, 499 in Maui, 347 in Big Island, 58 in Kauai, five in Lanai and four in Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 143 patients with the virus have been in hospitals in Hawaii to date, including 45 in intensive care units and 33 on ventilators.

The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 125 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 3.0%, state health officials said today.


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


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