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Hawaii records 5 new coronavirus-related deaths, 170 additional infections

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People enjoyed the reflection pool and Waikiki Beach at the Sheraton Waikiki on Nov. 10, in Honolulu.

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported five new coronavirus-related deaths and 170 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,045 fatalities and 88,825 cases.

Four of the latest deaths were on Oahu and one was on the Big Island. No further information was immediately available regarding the latest deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 776 fatalities on Oahu, 143 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 790,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 49.4 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 118 new cases on Oahu, 10 on Hawaii island, 23 on Maui, five on Kauai, one on Molokai and 13 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 60,222 on Oahu, 11,833 on Hawaii island, 10,147 on Maui, 3,241 on Kauai, 245 on Molokai, and 145 on Lanai. There are also 2,992 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,367 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 increased today by 117.

By island, Oahu has 801 active cases, the Big Island has 152, Kauai has 196, Maui has 217 and Molokai has one.

Health officials counted 9,020 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 1.88% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.5%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 64 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.6%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,405,120 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 9,014 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 72.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 78% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,102 have required hospitalizations, with two new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,072 hospitalizations within the state, 3,905 have been on Oahu, 615 on Maui, 441 on the Big Island, 96 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 today, with eight in intensive care units and four on ventilators.


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


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