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Hawaii records 3 new coronavirus-related deaths, 3,586 additional infections


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new coronavirus-related deaths and 3,586 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 1,101 fatalities and 134,442 cases.

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

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 810 fatalities on Oahu, 155 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 829,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 57.9 million.

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Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 2,387 new cases on Oahu, 286 on Hawaii island, 579 on Maui, 237 on Kauai, 20 on Molokai, 11 on Lanai and 66 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 daily infection tally is usually from cases reported to the state two days earlier.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 95,627 on Oahu, 14,979 on Hawaii island, 14,361 on Maui, 4,902 on Kauai, 494 on Molokai, and 242 on Lanai. There are also 3,837 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 34,373 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 1,605.

By island, Oahu has 26,766 active cases, the Big Island has 2,698, Maui has 3,181, Kauai has 1,413, Molokai has 227 and Lanai has 88.

Health officials counted 13,511 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 26.54% statewide positivity rate.

The state’s 7-day average infection count is 2,863 and its seven-day average positivity rate is 19.4%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 2,137 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 21.2%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,581,609 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 9,279 from a day earlier.

Health officials say that 74.7% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, 80.3% have received at least one dose and 27% have received a third dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,343 have required hospitalizations, with 22 new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,313 hospitalizations within the state, 4,058 have been on Oahu, 652 on Maui, 480 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 248 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today, with 24 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators.

In a tweet today, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said 101 of the patients hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide were vaccinated.

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

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