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Hawaii marks 6th consecutive day of triple-digit cases with 100 new coronavirus infections

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 19
                                Travelers wait for their luggage at the baggage claim in Terminal 2 at Daniel K. International Airport on Monday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 19

    Travelers wait for their luggage at the baggage claim in Terminal 2 at Daniel K. International Airport on Monday.

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Today marked the sixth day in a row that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii remained in the triple-digit range.

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 100 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 39,486 cases.

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

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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 34.1 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 75 new cases on Oahu, six on Maui, 15 on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and three 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 28,937 on Oahu, 4,828 on Maui, 3,499 in Hawaii County, 476 on Kauai, 115 on Lanai and 81 on Molokai. There are also 1,550 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, 829 on Oahu, 81 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 62 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, 1,235 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 66.

By island, Oahu has 839 active cases, the Big Island has 204, Maui has 108, Kauai has 83 and one on Molokai.

Health officials counted 2,037 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 4.91% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 3.5%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,731,897 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Monday, up 2,014 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 59.4% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 66% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,585 have required hospitalizations, with 15 new hospitalizations reported today.

Fourteen hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,571 hospitalizations within the state, 2,107 have been on Oahu, 299 on Maui, 148 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 66 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Monday, with 15 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators.


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


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