Hawaii sees 218 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths as statewide death toll exceeds 1K – .

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Hawaii sees 218 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths as statewide death toll exceeds 1K – .


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths and 218 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 1,002 deaths and 86,740 cases.
No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths – two on the island of Hawaii and two on Oahu.

Today’s case count includes around 90 pending cases involving test providers who recently started transmitting data through the state’s electronic lab reporting system.

“This delay in reporting includes cases statewide,” Hawaii Department of Health spokesperson Brooks Baehr said in an email. “The DOH expects more pending cases to be reported in the coming weeks. “

The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 747 deaths in Oahu, 132 on the island of Hawaii, 98 in Maui, 13 in Kauai, one in Molokai and 11 Hawaii residents who died outside of the state. State.

The coronavirus-related death toll in the United States today is over 770,000 and the number of infections nationwide is over 47.6 million.

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Today’s new number of confirmed and probable infections by island includes 122 new cases in Oahu, 50 on the island of Hawaii, 20 in Maui, 19 in Kauai, one in Molokai and six 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 59,135 in Oahu, 11,584 on the island of Hawaii, 9,812 in Maui, 2,974 in Kauai, 246 in Molokai and 145 in Lanai. There are also 2,844 Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed out of state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infections, 1,581 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 55.

Per island, Oahu has 807 active cases, the Big Island has 335, Maui has 180, Kauai has 257, Lanai has one, and Molokai has one.

The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 65 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, state health officials said today.

Hawaii’s latest COVID-19 vaccine summary shows that 2,311,008 doses of the vaccine were given through state and federal distribution programs on Friday, up 4,450 from the previous day. Health officials say 72.3% of the state’s population are now fully vaccinated and 84.8% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 4,960 required hospitalizations, with seven new hospitalizations reported today.

Twenty-nine hospitalizations in the state’s overall tally are residents of Hawaii who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 4,931 hospitalizations in the state, 3,823 were in Oahu, 593 in Maui, 420 in Big Island, 83 in Kauai, five in Lanai and seven in Molokai.


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


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