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1 new coronavirus case on Oahu brings Hawaii’s statewide total to 676

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Greg and Yasuko Murata wear face masks as they take their dog, Hime, out for his regular walk for exercise along the promenade at Kakaako Waterfront Park on Sunday. State and local leaders and medical professionals urge the public to continue following safety guidelines to keep Hawaii’s COVID-19 infection rate low.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Greg and Yasuko Murata wear face masks as they take their dog, Hime, out for his regular walk for exercise along the promenade at Kakaako Waterfront Park on Sunday. State and local leaders and medical professionals urge the public to continue following safety guidelines to keep Hawaii’s COVID-19 infection rate low.

Hawaii Department of Health officials said today that the state’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 676, up one from Sunday.

Today’s new infection case is on Oahu.

As of today, 41 infections in Hawaii are active cases with a total of 618 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation” since the start of the outbreak in February. One new release case on Oahu was reported today. The category counts those infected people who have met the criteria for being released from isolation.

About 92% of the Hawaii people who have been infected are now classified as released from isolation.

By county, Honolulu has seen 404 patients released from isolation, and Maui has had 113 patients released. Both Kauai and the Big Island have no active infection cases.

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

Today’s statewide coronavirus cases total includes 442 on Oahu, 120 in Maui County, 81 on Hawaii island, and 21 in Kauai County, according to health officials. The total also includes 12 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

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Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases since the start of the outbreak, 84 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 83 hospitalizations in the state, 59 have been on Oahu, 22 on Maui, and one each on the Big Island and Kauai.

Of the more than 55,474 coronavirus tests conducted so far by state and clinical laboratories in Hawaii, about 1.2% have been positive. Health officials counted 327 new test results in today’s tally.

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