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Just 1 new coronavirus case in Hawaii, bringing statewide tally to 626

  • Video courtesy Gov. David Ige

    Gov. David Ige holds a press conference today to discuss the latest updates on coronavirus in Hawaii.

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                                A testing specimen is secured during a drive-thru COVID-19 testing put on by Kalihi Kai Urgent Care on Saturday at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Of the 35,216 coronavirus tests conducted by state and clinical laboratories so far in Hawaii, 1.7% have been positive.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A testing specimen is secured during a drive-thru COVID-19 testing put on by Kalihi Kai Urgent Care on Saturday at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Of the 35,216 coronavirus tests conducted by state and clinical laboratories so far in Hawaii, 1.7% have been positive.

Hawaii’s coronavirus tally has risen by just one case today to a total of 626, the state Department of Health announced. The new case was an adult on Oahu.

A total 558 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting seven new recoveries today. More than 89% of the people who have been infected in Hawaii are now classified as released from isolation by the state Health Department.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases since the start of the outbreak, 74 have required hospitalizations, with one new hospitalization reported today, health officials said.

The state’s coronavirus death toll stands at 17, unchanged from Tuesday. Eleven of the deaths have been on Oahu and six on Maui.

Today’s statewide total includes 405 cases on Oahu, 116 in Maui County, 74 on Hawaii island, and 21 in Kauai County, according to health officials.

The statewide total also includes 10 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

By county, Honolulu has seen 379 patients (or 93.5%) recover, Maui has had 93 recoveries (80%), the Big Island has seen 66 (89%), and Kauai has had 20 recoveries (95%), as of noon today, the Health Department says.

One hospitalization in the statewide count of 74 is a Hawaii resident who was diagnosed and treated outside the state, officials have said. Of the 73 hospitalizations in the state, 54 have been on Oahu, 17 on Maui and one each on the Big Island and Kauai.

Of the 35,216 coronavirus tests conducted by state and clinical laboratories so far in Hawaii, just 1.7% have been positive.

Lt. Gov Josh Green said today that Hawaii has the lowest COVID-19 death rate in the country and is second only to Montana for the lowest number of confirmed cases per capita. Hawaii’s infection rate is 43.6 cases per 100,000 people, while the state’s mortality rate is 1.2 deaths per 100,000 people.

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