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Hawaii sees 164 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 39,254

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 164 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 39,254 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 523.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 405 fatalities on Oahu, 57 on Maui, 56 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 609,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 34 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 104 new cases on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 18 on Hawaii island, six on Kauai and 24 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 28,774 on Oahu, 4,813 on Maui, 3,463 in Hawaii County, 471 on Kauai, 115 on Lanai and 81 on Molokai. There are also 1,537 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 840 on Maui, 824 on Oahu, 80 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 61 residents diagnosed outside the state.

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

Health officials counted 8,294 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 1.9% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 3.1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,723,223 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Friday, up 2,308 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 59% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 65% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,561 have required hospitalizations, with seven new hospitalizations reported today.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 58 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Friday, with 13 in intensive care units and nine on ventilators.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 66 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 3.3%, state health officials said today.

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

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