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Hawaii sees 50 new coronavirus cases as the statewide tally climbs to 35,974

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 25
                                A view of pedestrians walking along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on Tuesday. Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced face coverings are no longer required outdoors.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MAY 25

    A view of pedestrians walking along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on Tuesday. Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced face coverings are no longer required outdoors.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 50 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 35,974 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 496.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 384 fatalities on Oahu, 54 on Maui, 53 on Hawaii island, two on Kauai, and three Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 591,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 33.1 million.

State health officials began counting probable infections last week, which added more than 1,600 total infections to the state’s total case count. The probable infections include people who never received a confirmatory test but are believed to have had the virus because of their known exposure and symptoms or because of a positive antigen test.

By island today, there were 30 new infection cases on Oahu, nine on Hawaii island, six on Maui, one on Molokai and four diagnosed outside the state.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 26,969 on Oahu, 4,410 on Maui, 2,864 in Hawaii County, 318 on Kauai, 115 on Lanai and 78 on Molokai. There are also 1,220 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Today’s probable infections since the start of the pandemic added to the counts today include 793 on Maui, 731 on Oahu, 64 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 44 residents diagnosed outside the state.

The statistics released today reflect the new infection cases reported to the department on Monday.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infection count, 933 cases were considered to be active. Officials say they consider infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state increased by one today.

By island, Oahu has 733 active cases, Maui has 101, the Big Island has 61, Molokai has 27 and Kauai has 11.

Health officials counted 3,296 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 1.52% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary said that 1,480,432 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Tuesday.

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Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,302 have required hospitalizations, with 17 new hospitalizations reported today.

Ten hospitalizations in the statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,202 hospitalizations within the state, 1,908 have been on Oahu, 246 on Maui, 123 on the Big Island, nine on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 37 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Tuesday, with 11 in intensive care units and five on ventilators.


This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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