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Hawaii sees 436 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 47,376

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 23
                                A health care workers assists people with their COVID-19 tests at Terminal 2 of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / JULY 23

    A health care workers assists people with their COVID-19 tests at Terminal 2 of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 436 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 47,376 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 543.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 417 fatalities on Oahu, 62 on Maui, 59 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 617,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 36 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 292 new cases on Oahu, 33 on Maui, 76 on Hawaii island, 15 on Kauai, three on Molokai and 17 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 33,993 on Oahu, 5,632 on Maui, 4,956 in Hawaii County, 665 on Kauai, 117 on Lanai and 97 on Molokai. There are also 1,916 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 1,022 on Maui, 916 on Oahu, 137 on Hawaii island, 28 on Molokai, seven on Kauai, three on Lanai and 74 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, 6,045 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 263.

By island, Oahu has 4,111 active cases, the Big Island has 1,174, Maui has 598, Kauai has 146, Lanai has none and Molokai has 16.

Health officials counted 6,362 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 6.85% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 7.3%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,787,386 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Monday, up 2,708 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 60.9% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 68.4% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,851 have required hospitalizations, with three new hospitalizations reported today.

Sixteen hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,835 hospitalizations within the state, 2,295 have been on Oahu, 336 on Maui, 182 on the Big Island, 16 on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.

There are currently 246 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and a positivity rate of 7.25%, Green said in an Instagram post. Hospitalizations are up more than 20 overnight and the state has 50% patients with COVID-19 under the age of the 50, Green said.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 355 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 8.0%, state health officials said today.


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


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