Hawaii reports 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 117 additional infections



Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths in Oahu and 117 new confirmed and probable infections across the state, bringing the state’s total to 876 deaths and 82,511 cases since the pandemic began.

No further information was available on the most recent deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 658 deaths on Oahu, 112 on the island of Hawaii, 91 in Maui, nine in Kauai, one in Molokai and five Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is over 724,000 today and the nationwide number of infections is around 45 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 54 new cases in Oahu, 29 in Hawaii, 13 each in Maui and Kauai, and eight Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

State health officials have added likely infections to the total number of cases. Likely infections include people who have never received a confirmatory test, but who are believed to have had the virus based on their known exposure and symptoms, or a positive antigen test.

Today’s balance sheet reflects the data collected on Saturday.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 57,002 diagnosed in Oahu, 10,713 in Hawaii County, 9,359 in Maui, 2,489 in Kauai, 237 in Molokai and 141 in Lanai outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,991 cases were considered active. Officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The state’s total number of active cases is down by 60 today.

By Island, Oahu has 1,205 known active cases, Big Island has 446, Maui has 178, Kauai has 154, Lanai has two, and Molokai has six.

The state’s average 7-day test positive rate is 1.8%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The average seven-day case number for Oahu is 67 and the average positivity rate for seven days is 1.6%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine round-up says 2,111,006 doses of vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs to date, an increase of 11,466 from Friday. Health officials say 70.2% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 78.5% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of Hawaii infection, 4,592 had to be hospitalized, with five new hospitalizations reported today.

22 hospitalizations in the total statewide are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 4,570 hospital stays within the state, 3,609 were admitted to Oahu, 515 to Maui, 372 to the Big Island, 64 to Kauai, and five each to Lanai and Molokai.

State health officials have not updated the current hospital admissions numbers today, but Lt. Gov. Josh Green said this morning that there are 88 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Hawaii and that 81% of hospital admissions are unvaccinated.

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


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