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Hawaii sees 97 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 83,448

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                                More than 2.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Hawaii and more than 70% of the total population is fully vaccinated, state officials say. Hawaii Pacific Health’s Oahu Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic visited Hawaii Pacific University at Aloha Tower Marketplace on Thursday.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    More than 2.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Hawaii and more than 70% of the total population is fully vaccinated, state officials say. Hawaii Pacific Health’s Oahu Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic visited Hawaii Pacific University at Aloha Tower Marketplace on Thursday.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 97 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 83,448 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 888.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 668 fatalities on Oahu, 112 on Hawaii island, 93 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 about 736,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 45.4 million.

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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 42 new cases on Oahu, 28 on Hawaii island, eight on Maui, seven on Kauai, and 12 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 reported case count is from infections tallied by the Health Department on Saturday.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 57,512 on Oahu, 10,914 on Hawaii island, 9,458 on Maui, 2,542 on Kauai, 239 on Molokai, and 142 on Lanai. There are also 2,641 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,665 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 21.

By island, Oahu has 965 active cases, the Big Island has 409, Maui has 175, Kauai has 109, Molokai has five, and Lanai has two.

Health officials counted 3,622 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a roughly 2.5% daily statewide positivity rate.

The state’s 7-day average case count is 121 and its seven-day positivity rate is 2.1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard. The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 70 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,146,244 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 9,744 from Friday. Health officials say that 70.9% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, and 79.4% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 4,657 have required hospitalizations, with nine new hospitalizations reported today.

Twenty-four hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 4,633 hospitalizations within the state, 3,645 have been on Oahu, 527 on Maui, 384 on the Big Island, 67 on Kauai, and five each on Lanai and Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 79 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with 22 in intensive care units and 15 on ventilators.

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