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Hawaii sees 102 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 38,481

                                Masked and unmasked pedestrians wait to cross University Avenue on June 30.
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Masked and unmasked pedestrians wait to cross University Avenue on June 30.

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 102 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 38,481 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 521.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 404 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 over 607,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 33.8 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 58 new cases on Oahu, 13 on Maui, 12 on Hawaii island, eight on Kauai and 11 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state.

State health officials have been including probable infections in its total case counts. 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 28,311 on Oahu, 4,749 on Maui, 3,353 in Hawaii County, 417 on Kauai, 115 on Lanai and 80 on Molokai. There are also 1,445 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 827 on Maui, 817 on Oahu, 73 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 58 residents diagnosed outside the state.

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

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Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 714 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 increased today by 42.

By island, Oahu has 463 active cases, the Big Island has 101, Maui has 57 and Kauai has 51.

Health officials counted 4,204 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 2.4% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.2%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,706,288 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Thursday, up 2,668 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 58% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 65% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,524 have required hospitalizations, with four new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirteen hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,511 hospitalizations within the state, 2,065 have been on Oahu, 285 on Maui, 140 on the Big Island, 11 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 48 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Friday, with 12 in intensive care units and nine on ventilators.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 40 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.3%, state health officials said today.

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

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