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Hawaii sees 214 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 89,593

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                                A health care worker handled a COVID-19 test sample, July 23, at Terminal 2 of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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    A health care worker handled a COVID-19 test sample, July 23, at Terminal 2 of Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 214 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 89,593 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,058.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 787 fatalities on Oahu, 145 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 794,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 49.8 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 169 new cases on Oahu, 23 on Hawaii island, nine on Maui, six on Kauai 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.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 60,812 on Oahu, 11,892 on Hawaii island, 10,190 on Maui, 3,285 on Kauai, 255 on Molokai, and 145 on Lanai. There are also 3,014 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 1,721 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 138.

By island, Oahu has 1,191 active cases, the Big Island has 165, Kauai has 165, Maui has 189 and Molokai has 11.

Health officials counted 4,766 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 4.49% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.3%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 119 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.8%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,432,410 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 9,789 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 73.1% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 78.4% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,127 have required hospitalizations, with one new hospitalization reported today.

Thirty hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,097 hospitalizations within the state, 3,917 have been on Oahu, 615 on Maui, 448 on the Big Island, 102 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 34 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with seven in intensive care units and five on ventilators.


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


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