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Hawaii reports 156 additional coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 15,473

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                                A man wearing a mask walks near the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki last month. Hawaii government and health officials continue to encourage residents and visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while out in public.

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    A man wearing a mask walks near the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki last month. Hawaii government and health officials continue to encourage residents and visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while out in public.

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Hawaii health officials reported 156 new coronavirus infections statewide today, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 15,318 cases.

No additional deaths were reported today.

The official state Department of Health death toll remains 219, with 170 fatalities on Oahu, 31 on Hawaii island, 17 on Maui, and one Kauai resident who died on the mainland. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency says that the Big Island’s COVID-19 death toll is 48, however, state health officials now have yet to verify coronavirus as a factor in 17 of those deaths.

The U.S. coronavirus death toll is over 233,000 today.

Today’s new infection cases in Hawaii include 125 on Oahu, 21 on the Big Island, four on Maui, one on Lanai, and five Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state, according to the health department. Today was the first day since Oct. 9 that the Health Department reported more than 100 new infections for Oahu.

Today’s total coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 13,445 on Oahu, 1,332 in Hawaii County, 414 on Maui, 104 on Lanai, 67 on Kauai, and 17 on Molokai. There are also 94 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.


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One coronavirus case was removed from the statewide tally due to updated information, health officials said.

As of today, 3,296 infections are considered active cases statewide, with a total of 11,958 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” or 77% of those infected, according to the state’s official count. The category counts those infected people who have met the criteria for being released from isolation. Officials reported 28 new releases today.

Health Department officials said they counted 4,064 tests in today’s infection case tally for a 3.8% statewide positivity rate.

Honolulu has seen 10,532 patients released from isolation, Hawaii County has had 945 releases, Maui has seen 363 patients released, and Lanai has seen 43 release cases. Kauai has seven active infections, and Molokai has none, according to today’s Health Department breakdown.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii cases, 1,125 have required hospitalizations, with one new hospitalization on Oahu reported today by state health officials.

Two hospitalizations in the statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 1,123 hospitalizations within the state, 995 have been on Oahu, 65 on the Big Island, 57 on Maui, three on Kauai, two on Lanai, and one on Molokai.

According to the latest data from the Health Department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 57 patients with COVID-19 are in Hawaii hospitals, with 11 in intensive care units and eight on ventilators.

Oahu moved to the less-restrictive Tier 2 of Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s four-tier economic recovery plan on Oct. 22, and must stay in that tier for four weeks. To move to Tier 3 no earlier than Nov. 19, Oahu must maintain a seven-day average case count of 49 or fewer cases, and a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.49% or lower for 14 consecutive days at the end of the four-week period. Today’s seven-day average case count is 71 and the positivity rate was 2.7% for Oahu.

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