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Hawaii COVID-19 Statistics

Numbers last updated on Nov. 30
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7-day average case count
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7-day average positivity rate
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Source: Mayor Rick Blangiardi
New Cases Total
Statewide 79 87,664
Oahu 36 59,570
Big Island 2 11,705
Kauai 26 3,113
Lanai 0 145
Maui 11 9,981
Molokai 0 246
Out-of-state Hawaii residents 4 2,904
The state's COVID-19 case counts include both confirmed and probable infections.
New Cases Total
Pending 0 0
Hospitalized 1 5,029
Deaths 0 1,018
Active infections +13 1,396
Total Administered*
Statewide vaccine doses 2,329,391
% of Hawaii population fully vaccinated 71.3%
Source: Hawaii State Department of Health Vaccine figures are updated daily and reflect the total number of doses received and administered in Hawaii as of Nov. 30. * Figure includes vaccine doses administered through state and federal distribution programs.
Common Questions

Symptoms can appear between two and 14 days from exposure to the coronavirus. The common symptoms are coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell. Individuals may also experience body aches, runny nose or diarrhea. Infected people may also be asymptomatic or display no symptoms. Children may have similar symptoms as adults. The data about the virus is still evolving, so symptoms may vary from person to person. Contact your health care provider and let them know you suspect you may have the virus. Call 9-1-1 if you have difficulty breathing or need emergency medical assistance.

Hawaii State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. A non-infected person can become infected when these droplets land on mouths or noses, or are inhaled, or by touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. It’s important to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person to minimize contact with droplets. Learn more here.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Health

Contact your healthcare provider if you suspect you have the virus. Call 9-1-1 if you have difficulty breathing or need emergency medical assistance.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Health

Follow the guidelines from your healthcare provider. If your symptoms are not severe, stay home and self-monitor your symptoms. Separate yourself from other people and animals inside your home to prevent spreading the virus. Use a separate bathroom from other people in your home if possible. If you feel better, continue to stay home until your healthcare provider says it’s OK to end home isolation. If your symptoms worsen, contact your healthcare provider. In case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and let them know you have COVID-19. Be sure to put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Health

The CDC has advised that people may have the virus and not know it because some individuals may be asymptomatic. Nonsurgical face masks and cloth face coverings can help prevent an asymptomatic individual from spreading the virus unknowingly. Surgical masks and N-95 masks are effective in preventing respiratory droplets. The CDC has advised that these critical supplies should be reserved for healthcare workers and medical first responders.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The coronavirus delta variant is more than two times as contagious as previous strains of the virus. Unvaccinated people are at a higher risk of getting infected with the delta variant and are more likely to be hospitalized with the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fully vaccinated individuals still can still get infected with coronavirus, also known as breakthrough infections which can occasionally happen as vaccines are not 100% effective. However, Hawaii Department of Health officials have said the vaccines are still highly effective at preventing people from getting hospitalized and dying.

Please consult with your health care provider if you think you may have been exposed to the virus or you suspect you have the virus.

Testing sites and times vary greatly. Click on the individual island name for a list of testing sites on Oahu, Hawaii County, Kauai County and Maui County.

Check out our Coronavirus Resources page for the latest updates, including announcements on testing.

When reporting a coronavirus-related death, Hawaii health officials often specify whether the individual had “underlying conditions.” Officials refer to the CDC in defining “underlying medical conditions,” such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, down syndrome, heart conditions, weakened immune system from a solid organ transplant, obesity, severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, smoking and Type 2 diabetes.

Interested in getting inoculated against coronavirus? Individuals ages 12 and up may sign up for an appointment or visit a walk-in site. The optimal link to access vaccination info and sign up:

The Hawaii Pacific Health and Queen's Health Systems also offer sign-up portals.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23 gave full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be administered to individuals ages 16 and up. This means Pfizer’s vaccine has undergone the same rigorous testing and regulatory review as dozens of other long-established vaccines. The vaccine is still available under emergency use authorization for those between the ages of 12 and 15.

FDA initially rolled out the COVID-19 vaccines quickly under emergency use authorization due to public health emergencies during the coronavirus pandemic. The FDA waived some of its normal data requirements and procedures, allowing the vaccines to be available months earlier than usual. Click here to learn more.

Medical experts say there is no reason the vaccines would affect fertility despite a myth suggesting vaccines influence chances of getting pregnant.

Pregnant women are at a higher risk of severe illness if infected with coronavirus, so Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and obstetrician groups are recommending they get vaccinated. Click here to learn more.

With the surge in cases of the delta variant, U.S. health officials are planning to offer COVID-19 booster shots to vaccinated Americans to increase their protection.

It's common for vaccine protection to decrease over time. Officials said individuals will get the booster shot eight months after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Meanwhile, officials are still determining when to recommend booster shots for individuals who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Click here to learn more.

When the state health officials report new cases each day, they do not report the vaccination status of each positive case. That's because health investigators typically find out the status after the fact. However, state officials have reported the vast majority of new infections statewide continue to be among the unvaccinated as the delta variant continues to spread. Click here to learn more.

Did you lose your COVID-19 vaccination card? Getting a replacement for your CDC card depends on where you got vaccinated. Click here for more details.

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