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2 new coronavirus cases brings Hawaii’s statewide total to 655

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Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that the state’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 655, up 2 from Wednesday.

Officials today reported two new cases of Oahu residents, including one adult resident diagnosed outside of Hawaii.

As of today, 27 infections in Hawaii are active cases with a total of 611 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation” since the start of the outbreak. Officials removed one case today from the released from isolation count as a result of “updated information.” The category counts those infected people who have met the criteria for being released from isolation.

More than 93% of the Hawaii people who have been infected are now classified as released from isolation.

By county, Honolulu has seen 424 patients released from isolation. Maui has had 119 patients released after one case was removed today as a result of “updated information.” The Big Island has no active infection cases, nor does Kauai, which has not had a new confirmed case in seven weeks.

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

Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases since the start of the outbreak, 83 have required hospitalizations, with no new hospitalizations reported today, health officials said.

One hospitalization in the statewide count is a Hawaii resident who was diagnosed and treated outside the state, officials said. Of the 82 hospitalizations in the state, 58 have been on Oahu, 22 on Maui, and one each on the Big Island and Kauai.

Today’s statewide coronavirus cases total includes 424 on Oahu, 119 in Maui County, 81 on Hawaii island, and 20 in Kauai County, according to health officials. The total also includes 11 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Of the more than 52,336 coronavirus tests conducted so far by state and clinical laboratories in Hawaii, just (1%) have been positive. Health officials counted 1,698 new test results in today’s tally.

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