Officials from the Hawaii State Department of Health today reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 200 infections, bringing the total number of deaths in the state since the pandemic began to 309 and 23,341 deaths.
The death toll included a person on Oahu and a Hawaiian resident who was diagnosed out of state. There are no further details about the death.
The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes: 243 deaths on Oahu, 45 deaths on Hawaii, 18 deaths on Maui, 1 death on Kauai, and 3 deaths on Kauai. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Bureau said today that the COVID-19 death toll on the Big Island is still 51, but state officials have not confirmed that the coronavirus is the cause of six of the deaths.
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Officials said the new statewide infections reported by the Department of Health today include 1
The statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Friday.
Since the outbreak, the total number of coronavirus cases by island has been 19,198 on Oahu, 2006 in Hawaii County, 1277 on Maui, 166 on Kauai, and 106 on Lanai , 25 cases in Molokai. Outside the state, 563 Hawaii residents have been diagnosed with illness.
Hawaiian health officials said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 2,152 cases are considered active. Health officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “surrogate number of active cases.” Today, the number of active cases in the state has increased by 84.
According to the state’s latest statistics, on the islands, Oahu has 1,598 cases, Maui has 384 cases, Big Island has 144 cases, Kauai has 23 cases, and Molokai has 3 cases. Lanai has no active COVID cases.
Of all confirmed cases of Hawaiian infection, 1,558 require hospitalization, and state health officials today reported 15 new hospitalizations.
Four of the statewide hospitalizations were Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 1,554 hospitalizations in the state, there were 1,370 on Oahu, 92 on the Big Island, 79 on Maui, 7 on Kauai, 5 on Lanai, and 1 on Molokai. .
According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, as of 8:30 am on Friday, a total of 129 cases of virus infection were seen in Hawaii hospitals, of which 24 were in the intensive care unit and 20 were on ventilator.
State health officials announced on Thursday that they have begun to release the total number of vaccines vaccinated statewide. The department said that as of Saturday, 25,470 people had been vaccinated, including 17,991 in Honolulu County, 3,013 in Maui County, 2,526 in Hawaii County and 1,940 in Kauai. The number of vaccinations is updated weekly.
Oahu moved to the looser second tier of the Honolulu’s four-tier economic recovery plan on October 22. To assess whether Honolulu will move to another level, the city conducts a “weekly assessment” of two key COVID-19 numbers every Wednesday. To move from Method 2 to Method 3, the 7-day average of the new case must be below 50 for two consecutive Wednesdays. In addition, on these two Wednesdays, the 7-day average positive rate must be less than 2.5%.
The Mayor of Honolulu, Rick Blangiardi, said on Thursday that Oahu’s seven-day average number of cases today is 129, and the seven-day average positive rate is 4.1%. Oahu will remain on the second floor.