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Hawaii sees 33 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 37,702

                                Pedestrians crossed Kalakaua Avenue, March 7, in Waikiki.
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Pedestrians crossed Kalakaua Avenue, March 7, in Waikiki.

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 33 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 37,702 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 516.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 399 fatalities on Oahu, 57 on Maui, 55 on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and three Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is more than 604,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 33.6 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 19 new cases on Oahu, eight on Maui, three on Hawaii island and three Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state.

State health officials began including probable infections in its total case counts last month. 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.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 27,840 on Oahu, 4,692 on Maui, 3,256 in Hawaii County, 361 on Kauai, 115 on Lanai and 80 on Molokai. There are also 1,358 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 819 on Maui, 777 on Oahu, 69 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 54 residents diagnosed outside the state.

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

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 551 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 state’s total number of active cases remained the same today.

By island, Oahu has 337 active cases, the Big Island has 108, Maui has 82 and Kauai has 24.

Health officials counted 2,245 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 1.47% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,675,553 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Saturday, up 9,608 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 57.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 63% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,465 have required hospitalizations, with four new hospitalizations reported today.

Twelve hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,453 hospitalizations within the state, 2,025 have been on Oahu, 277 on Maui, 135 on the Big Island, 10 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 36 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Monday, with nine in intensive care units and 13 on ventilators.

Oahu this month moved into the less-restrictive Tier 4 of the city’s four-tier economic recovery plan. The change allows social gatherings of up to 25 people at outdoor venues, including at parks and beaches, but the group size for indoor social gatherings remains at 10 people.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 27 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, state health officials said today.

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

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