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Hawaii sees 52 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 86,991

                                COVID-19 vaccine lot number stickers are sorted by Hawaii Pacific Health workers during a keiki vaccination clinic put on by Hawaii Pacific Health this month at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.
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COVID-19 vaccine lot number stickers are sorted by Hawaii Pacific Health workers during a keiki vaccination clinic put on by Hawaii Pacific Health this month at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 52 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 86,991 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,002.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 747 fatalities on Oahu, 132 on Hawaii island, 98 on Maui, 13 on Kauai, one on Molokai, and 11 Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 772,000 and the nationwide infection tally is about 48 million.

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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 23 new cases on Oahu, 14 on Hawaii island, nine on Kauai, five on Maui, and one 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 count are cases tallied by the department on Sunday.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 59,255 on Oahu, 11,623 on Hawaii island, 9,589 on Maui, 3,006 on Kauai, 247 on Molokai, and 145 on Lanai. There are also 2,856 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,499 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 25.

By island, Oahu has 789 active cases, the Big Island has 291, Kauai has 212, Maui has 204, Molokai has two, and Lanai has one.

Health officials counted 5,289 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a statewide positivity rate of just under 1%. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate is 1.5% and its seven-day average case count is 112, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 63 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.5%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,324,436 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 3,864 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 72.4% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 85.1% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 4,979 have required hospitalizations. There was one new hospitalization reported on Maui today, but state officials also removed four previously reported hospitalizations from the statewide total.

Twenty-nine hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 4,950 hospitalizations within the state, 3,834 have been on Oahu, 597 on Maui, 421 on the Big Island, 85 on Kauai, eight on Molokai, and five on Lanai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 43 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with five in intensive care units and five on ventilators.

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

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