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Hawaii sees 1,592 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 123,456

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 1,592 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 123,456cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,094.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 805 fatalities on Oahu, 153 on Hawaii island, 105 on Maui, 18 on Kauai, two on Molokai and 11 Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

Hawaii Department of Health investigators find out the vaccination status of each positive case after the fact, which is why those statistics are not included side by side in the daily case counts, officials have previously said.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 820,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 53.8 million.

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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 1,231 new cases on Oahu, 120 on Hawaii island, 87 on Maui, 42 on Kauai, nine on Molokai, 11 on Lanai and 92 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 88,061 on Oahu, 14,029 on Hawaii island, 12,803 on Maui, 4,341 on Kauai, 400 on Molokai and 196 on Lanai. There are also 3,626 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 28,147 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 833.

By island, Oahu has 22,293 active cases, the Big Island has 1,935, Kauai has 953, Maui has 2,078, Molokai has 141 and Lanai has 47.

Health officials counted 5,475 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 29.08% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 17.1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 2,039 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 19.4%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,556,976 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 7,218 from a day earlier. Health officials say that 74.4% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 80% have received at least one dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,296 have required hospitalizations, with four new hospitalizations reported today.

In a tweet this morning, Lt. Gov. Josh Green put the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide at 176, with 72 of them having been vaccinated.

Thirty hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,266 hospitalizations within the state, 4,027 have been on Oahu, 647 on Maui, 469 on the Big Island, 107 on Kauai 11 on Molokai and five on Lanai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, a total of 193 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with 24 in intensive care units and 14 on ventilators.

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

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