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Hawaii reports 90 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 88,385

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 90 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 88,385 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,033.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 767 fatalities on Oahu, 140 on Hawaii island, 101 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 788,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 49 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 45 new cases on Oahu, 13 each on Maui and Kauai, 12 on Hawaii island, and seven 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 Saturday.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 59,927 on Oahu, 11,795 on Hawaii island, 10,092 on Maui, 3,210 on Kauai, 244 on Molokai, and 145 on Lanai. There are also 2,972 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,246 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 rose today by four.

By island, Oahu has 658 active cases, Maui has 220, Kauai has 200, the Big Island has 168, while Molokai and Lanai have none.

The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.4% and its seven-day average case count is 93, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

For Oahu, the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.3, and the seven-day average case count is 50, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,370,821 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 18,392 from Friday. Health officials say that 72% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 77.6% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,083 have required hospitalizations, with seven new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty-one hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,052 hospitalizations within the state, 3,893 have been on Oahu, 611 on Maui, 439 on the Big Island, 94 on Kauai, 10 on Molokai, and five on Lanai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 40 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Friday, with 10 in intensive care units and seven on ventilators.

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

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