Hawaii News Hawaii records 1 death, 148 new COVID cases By Star-Advertiser staff Dec. 6, 2021 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Hawaii Department of Health officials on Sunday reported one new coronavirus-related death and 148 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,033 deaths and 88,295 cases. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. Hawaii Department of Health officials on Sunday reported one new coronavirus-related death and 148 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,033 deaths and 88,295 cases. The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 767 deaths on Oahu, 140 on Hawaii island, 101 on Maui, 13 on Kauai, one on Molokai and 11 Hawaii residents who died outside the state. Sunday’s new confirmed and probable infection count includes 80 new cases on Oahu, 18 on Hawaii island, 18 on Maui, 11 on Kauai and 21 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Health officials also said of the state’s total infection count, 1,242 cases were considered to be active. Oahu has 650 active cases, the Big Island has 165, Kauai has 199 and Maui has 228. On Thursday, Hawaii reported its first case of the omicron variant. And on Friday, officials said three more COVID-19 specimens would undergo genome sequencing to determine whether they were also omicron variant cases. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate is 1.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboards. The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 80 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.2%, state health officials said. Health officials say that 71.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated. Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,076 have required hospitalization, with 13 new hospitalizations reported Sunday. Thirty hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,046 hospitalizations within the state, 3,891 have been on Oahu, 611 on Maui, 435 on the Big Island, 94 on Kauai, 10 on Molokai and five on Lanai. According to the latest dashboard information, a total of 37 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Friday, with seven in intensive care units and four on ventilators. Previous Story Hawaii Real Estate Sales: October 25 – October 29, 2021 Next Story Kokua Line: How do I redeem paper savings bonds?