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Hawaii sees 19 new coronavirus cases as statewide tally rises to 1,311

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A pedestrian wearing a face mask waits at the crosswalk in front of the boarded facade of The Fire Grill Waikiki restaurant on Monday. Hawaii’s economy has taken a severe hit from the state’s travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. Gov. David Ige announced on Monday that the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing program for out-of-state travelers to by-pass the 14-day quarantine has been pushed back a month to Sept. 1.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A pedestrian wearing a face mask waits at the crosswalk in front of the boarded facade of The Fire Grill Waikiki restaurant on Monday. Hawaii’s economy has taken a severe hit from the state’s travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. Gov. David Ige announced on Monday that the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing program for out-of-state travelers to by-pass the 14-day quarantine has been pushed back a month to Sept. 1.

Hawaii health officials counted 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases today, bringing the statewide total number of infections since the start of the outbreak to 1,311.

Today’s new cases include 16 on Oahu and three that are pending identification of residency, according to the state Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 tally.

As of today, 314 infections in Hawaii are active cases, with a total of 975 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” about 74% of those infected. Twenty-four new release cases — 23 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.

Hawaii’s coronavirus-related death toll remains at 22. Fifteen of the deaths have been on Oahu, six on Maui, and one Kauai resident who died in Arizona. The three latest deaths, including the Arizona case, were announced Monday by state officials.

Today’s statewide coronavirus case total includes 1,002 on Oahu, 135 in Maui County, 107 on Hawaii island, and 43 in Kauai County, according to health officials. The total also includes 21 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases since the start of the outbreak, 138 have required hospitalizations, with one new hospitalization on Oahu reported today, health officials said.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said today there are a total of 40 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Hawaii, of whom seven are in intensive care units but none are on ventilators. Health officials said 35 of the hospitalized patients are on Oahu and five are on the Big Island.

Two hospitalizations in the statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 136 hospitalizations within the state, 106 have been on Oahu, 25 on Maui, four on Hawaii island, and one on Kauai.

By county, Honolulu has seen 717 patients released from isolation, and Maui has had 120 patients released. Hawaii island has 10 active infections, while Kauai County has one.

Of the 101,204 coronavirus tests conducted so far by state and clinical laboratories in Hawaii, 1.3% have been positive. Health officials counted 1,817 new test results in today’s tally.

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