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Hawaii reports 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 117 additional infections

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                                There was no waiting at the city’s COVID-19 testing site at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday in Honolulu. The state’s seven-day testing positivity rate has fallen to below 2%.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    There was no waiting at the city’s COVID-19 testing site at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Wednesday in Honolulu. The state’s seven-day testing positivity rate has fallen to below 2%.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 117 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 876 fatalities and 82,511 cases.

No further information was available regarding the latest deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 658 fatalities on Oahu, 112 on Hawaii island, 91 on Maui, nine on Kauai, one on Molokai, and five Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 724,000 and the nationwide infection tally is about 45 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 54 new cases on Oahu, 29 on Hawaii island, 13 each on Maui and Kauai, and eight 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.

Today’s tally reflects data collected from Saturday.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 57,002 on Oahu, 10,713 in Hawaii County, 9,359 on Maui, 2,489 on Kauai, 237 on Molokai, and 141 on Lanai There are also 2,570 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,991 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 decreased today by 60.

By island, Oahu has 1,205 known active cases, , the Big Island has 446, Maui has 178, Kauai has 154, Lanai has two and Molokai has six.

The state’s 7-day average testing positivity rate is 1.7%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 67 and the seven-day average testing positivity rate is 1.6%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,111,006 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 11,466 from Friday. Health officials say that 70.2% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 78.5% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 4,592 have required hospitalizations, with five new hospitalizations reported today.

Twenty-two hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 4,570 hospitalizations within the state, 3,609 have been on Oahu, 515 on Maui, 372 on the Big Island, 64 on Kauai, and five each on Lanai and Molokai.

State health officials have not yet updated the current hospitalization figures today, but Lt. Gov. Josh Green tweed this morning that there are 88 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Hawaii and that 81% of hospitalizations are among unvaccinated.


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


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