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Hawaii sees 3,875 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 147,099


Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 3,875 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 147,099 cases.

No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 1,105.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 811 fatalities on Oahu, 157 on Hawaii island, 105 on Maui, 19 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 834,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 59.5 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 2,761 new cases on Oahu, 348 on Hawaii island, 564 on Maui, 134 on Kauai, 11 on Molokai, nine on Lanai and 48 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 104,574 on Oahu, 16,099 on Hawaii island, 16,168 on Maui, 5,447 on Kauai, 537 on Molokai, and 264 on Lanai. There are also 4,010 Hawaii residents who were diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 41,725 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 2,654.

By island, Oahu has 31,535 active cases, the Big Island has 3,533, Maui has 4,479, Kauai has 1,830, Molokai has 241 and Lanai has 107.

Health officials counted 14,529 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 26.67% statewide positivity rate.

The state’s 7-day average infection count is 3,439 and its seven-day average positivity rate is 20.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The seven-day average case count for Oahu is 2,509 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 21.8%, state health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 2,600,110 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of today, up 18,501 from Friday.

Health officials say that 74.8% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, 80.5% have received at least one dose, and 27.9% have received a third dose.

Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 5,376 have required hospitalizations, with six new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty-one hospitalizations in the overall statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,345 hospitalizations within the state, 4,080 have been on Oahu, 654 on Maui, 487 on the Big Island, 108 on Kauai, 11 on Molokai and five on Lanai.

The department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard was updated late this afternoon to show that a total of 312 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of today. The total was a corrections from a higher number earlier in the afternoon. The updated included 31 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units and 13 on ventilators.

There were 282 COVID-19 patients in Hawaii hospitals Sunday, including 28 in ICUs and 12 on ventilators, according to the state.

In a tweet at 9 a.m. today, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said that six of the hospitalized patients are children.

Hawaii set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations with 473 patients hospitalized on Sept. 7.

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

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