There are 8 new coronavirus-related deaths and 189 new infections in Hawaii


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported eight new coronavirus-related deaths and 189 new confirmed and probable infections across the state, bringing the state’s total since the pandemic started to 1,053 deaths and 89,014 cases.

The most recent deaths included seven in Oahu and one on the island of Hawaii. No further information was initially available on the most recent deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 783 deaths on Oahu, 144 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 796,000 today and the nationwide number of infections is more than 49.8 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 134 new cases in Oahu, 17 in Maui, 15 in Kauai, 10 in the island of Hawaii, seven in Molokai, and six 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 60,356 in Oahu, 11,843 in Hawaii, 10,164 in Maui, 3,265 in Kauai, 252 in Molokai and 145 in Lanai. An additional 2,998 residents of Hawaii were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,400 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 up 33 today.

By island, Oahu has 862 active cases, Maui has 209, Kauai has 184, Big Island has 137, and Molokai has eight.

Health officials counted 8,812 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, corresponding to a nationwide positivity rate of 2.14%. The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 1.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The average seven-day case number for Oahu is 75 and the average positivity rate for seven days is 1.8%, state health officials said today.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine round-up from Hawaii says 2,405,120 vaccine doses were given through state and federal distribution programs as of Friday, 9,014 more than the previous day. Health officials say 72.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 78% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of Hawaii infection, 5,112 had to be hospitalized, with 10 new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty hospitalizations in the total statewide are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 5,082 hospital admissions in the state, 3,909 were on Oahu, 615 on Maui, 443 on the Big Island, 100 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 40 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Friday, eight in intensive care units and four on ventilators.


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