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Hawaii records 6th coronavirus death as cases climb to 435

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UPDATE: 4:25 p.m.

The sixth Hawaii coronavirus fatality was a Maui man over age 65, state officials announced at a news conference this afternoon.

Hawaii Health Director Bruce Anderson said the man was not hospitalized and that his death was confirmed by the Medical Examiner’s office. He said the death was not related to cluster of cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center, which was also disclosed today.

Health Department investigators are still looking into the details surrounding the sixth fatality.


Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that the state has recorded its sixth death from coronavirus and that cases have risen to 435, up 25 from Tuesday.

They gave no immediate details on the sixth death. The first four deaths in Hawaii have been on Oahu, while the fifth was on Maui.

Of all the confirmed cases in Hawaii since the start of the outbreak, 42 have required hospitalizations, with no new hospitalizations reported today, health officials said.

Today’s statewide total includes 328 cases on Oahu, 54 in Maui County, 26 on Hawaii island, and 18 in Kauai County, according to health officials.

The statewide total also includes two Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state. Seven cases in the statewide total are pending identification of county.

In all, state officials today reported 16 new cases on Oahu, six in Maui County, three on Hawaii island, and no new cases on Kauai.

A total of 113 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, unchanged from Tuesday. By county, Honolulu has seen 83 patients recover, Maui has had 14 recoveries, the Big Island has had nine, and Kauai has seen seven, as of noon today, the Health Department says.

Of the 42 hospitalizations in the state, 36 have been on Oahu, five on Maui and one on Kauai.

The state’s Joint COVID-19 Information Center said in a statement that of today’s 25 new cases, all are adults, including 14 Hawaii residents, five nonresidents and six patients whose residency is unknown.

The COVID-19 Information Center said that of the 15,566 coronavirus tests so far conducted by state and clinical laboratories in the islands, a total 433, or 2.8%, have been positive. (That number does not include the two Hawaii residents living outside the state who are also counted in Hawaii’s total of 435 cases.)

Earlier today, Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino confirmed a cluster of at least 15 health care workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center had tested positive for COVID-19.

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