There are 55 new coronavirus cases in Hawaii, bringing the total to 88,440 nationwide


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 55 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases in the state since the pandemic started to 88,440.

No new virus-related deaths were reported today, so the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 remains 1,033.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 767 deaths on Oahu, 140 on the island of Hawaii, 101 in Maui, 13 in Kauai, one in Molokai, and 11 Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is over 785,000 today and the nationwide number of infections is more than 49 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 28 new cases in Oahu, seven in Hawaii, three in Maui, 13 in Kauai, and four 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 had 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 59,955 in Oahu, 11,802 in Hawaii, 10,095 in Maui, 3,223 in Kauai, 244 in Molokai and 145 in Lanai. There are also 2,976 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,241 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 active cases decreased by five today.

By island, Oahu has 659 active cases, Big Island has 163, Kauai has 204, and Maui has 615.

Health officials counted 3,619 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, corresponding to a nationwide positivity rate of 1.52%. The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 1.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The average seven-day case number for Oahu is 50 and the average positivity rate for seven days is 1.3%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine round-up says 2,374,295 vaccine doses have been delivered through state and federal distribution programs to date, up XXXXX from the day before. Health officials say 72.1% of the state’s population are now fully vaccinated and 77.7% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 5,087 had to be hospitalized, with four new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty-one hospitalizations in the total statewide are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 5,056 hospital admissions in the state, 3,892 were on Oahu, 615 on Maui, 439 on the Big Island, 95 on Kauai, 10 on Molokai, and five on Lanai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard, a total of 36 patients with the virus have been in hospitals in Hawaii to date, eight in intensive care units and five on ventilators.

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


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