Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 139 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 82,730 cases.
No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 876.
The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 658 fatalities on Oahu, 91 on Maui, 112 on Hawaii island, 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 728,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 45.1 million.
Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 71 new cases on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 32 on Hawaii island, 10 on Kauai, one on Molokai and five 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 57,115 on Oahu, 9,393 on Maui, 10,751 in Hawaii County, 2,501 on Kauai, 141 on Lanai and 238 on Molokai. There are also 2,591 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.
Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,936 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 32.
By island, Oahu has 1,160 active cases, the Big Island has 434, Maui has 187, Kauai has 148, Lanai has two and Molokai has five.
Health officials counted 4,412 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 3.15% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.7%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.
The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,121,327 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Tuesday, up 3,600 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 70.4% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 78.8% have received at least one dose.
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 4,610 have required hospitalizations, with 15 new hospitalizations reported today.
Twenty-three hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 4,587 hospitalizations within the state, 3,622 have been on Oahu, 516 on Maui, 374 on the Big Island, 65 on Kauai, five on Lanai and five on Molokai.
According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 81 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with 23 in intensive care units and 20 on ventilators.
The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 68 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.6%, state health officials said today.
This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.