Hawaii sees 10 new coronavirus-related deaths, 152 additional infections



Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 10 new coronavirus-related deaths and 152 new confirmed and probable infections nationwide, bringing the total for the state to 916 deaths and 84,295 cases since the pandemic began.

No further information was initially available on the most recent deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 687 deaths on Oahu, 118 on the island of Hawaii, 93 in Maui, nine in Kauai, one in Molokai and eight Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is over 745,500 today and the nationwide number of infections is more than 45.9 million.

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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 56 new cases diagnosed outside of the state in Oahu, 33 in Hawaii, 22 in Maui, 14 in Kauai, and 27 Hawaiian residents.

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.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 57,908 in Oahu, 11,097 in Hawaii, 9,547 in Maui, 2,648 in Kauai, 242 in Molokai and 144 in Lanai. There are also 2,709 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,704 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 20 today.

By island, Oahu has 919 active cases, Big Island has 406, Maui has 198, Kauai has 174, Lanai has two, and Molokai has five.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine round-up from Hawaii says 2,176,537 vaccine doses had been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Friday, 10,559 more than the previous day. Health officials say 71% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 80% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 4,741 had to be hospitalized, with six new hospitalizations reported today.

Twenty-four hospitalizations in the total statewide were Hawaiian residents diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 4,717 hospital admissions within the state, 3,696 were on Oahu, 547 on Maui, 394 on the Big Island, 70 on Kauai, five on Lanai, and five on Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard, a total of 81 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Friday, including 20 in intensive care units and 16 on ventilators.

The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 2.0% on Friday, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The average seven-day case number for Oahu is 60 and the average positivity rate for seven days is 1.7%, state health officials said today.

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


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