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Hawaii records 4 new coronavirus cases; statewide total now at 816

  • DENNIS ODA /DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Waikiki Beach was relatively uncrowded on Father’s Day Sunday as the 14-day quarantine for trans-Pacific arrivals continues in Hawaii as a key part of the state’s measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the islands.

    DENNIS ODA /DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Waikiki Beach was relatively uncrowded on Father’s Day Sunday as the 14-day quarantine for trans-Pacific arrivals continues in Hawaii as a key part of the state’s measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the islands.

Hawaii recorded four new coronavirus cases today, as the statewide total of infections since the start of the outbreak rose to 816, state Department of Health officials said in their daily midday count.

Health officials said they also removed two cases from the statewide total as a result of “updated information.”

Today’s new cases were on Oahu, as were the two cases that were removed from the total.

As of today, 130 infections in Hawaii are active cases with a total of 651 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation” since the start of the outbreak in February. Eighteen new release cases — 17 on Oahu and one on the Big Island — were reported today. The category counts those infected people who have met the criteria for being released from isolation.

About 80% of the Hawaii people who have been infected are now classified as released from isolation.

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 568 on Oahu, 122 in Maui County, 85 on Hawaii island, and 29 in Kauai County, according to health officials. The total also includes 12 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases since the start of the outbreak, 99 have required hospitalizations, with two new hospitalizations on Oahu 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 98 hospitalizations in the state, 73 have been on Oahu, 22 on Maui, two on Hawaii island, and one for Kauai.

By county, Honolulu has seen 454 patients released from isolation, and Maui has had 113 patients released. The Big Island has three active infections, while Kauai has eight.

Of the more than 69,340 coronavirus tests conducted so far by state and clinical laboratories in Hawaii, about 1.2% have been positive. Health officials counted 629 new test results in today’s tally.

Hawaii has seen an upsurge in cases in June, including a total of 81 new infections last week, after a relatively mild May. So far this month, Hawaii has reported 170 new confirmed cases, compared with 46 for all of May.

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