Hawaii Counts 452 New Coronavirus Infections; energetic instances rise over 3,000 nationwide

Health officials today reported 452 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, Hawaii’s third highest daily number, bringing the state’s total to 42,862 cases since the pandemic began.

No new virus-related deaths were reported today, leaving the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 to remain at 537.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 413 deaths in Oahu, 61 in Maui, 58 in Hawaii, two in Kauai, and three Hawaiian residents who died outside of the state. The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is now more than 613,000 and the nationwide number of infections is close to 35 million.

Today’s case number was originally determined by Lt. Gov. Josh Green reported on a social media post this morning.

The latest numbers come after the state reported a record of 622 new infections, followed by 485 on Saturday, a combination of the highly contagious Delta variant and a backlog of countless cases earlier this week due to an issue with lab test results.

Hawaii is in the midst of the biggest spike in the coronavirus case this year, causing state officials to increase the urgency of their demands for unvaccinated residents to get the shots.

“Today my colleagues in hospitals across the state are begging the public to get vaccinated,” Green, an emergency doctor on the Big Island, said in his Instagram post. “We are seeing that more and more young adults are getting seriously ill with COVID. On Friday, 108 of the 118 cases in the hospital were unvaccinated. “

The new confirmed and probable infection count reported today includes 276 new cases diagnosed on Oahu, 99 on the island of Hawaii, 66 in Maui, six in Kauai, and five Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 30,997 in Oahu, 5,191 in Maui, 4,150 in Hawaii County, 554 in Kauai, 117 in Lanai and 81 in Molokai. There are also 1,772 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Out of the total number of infections in the state, 3,298 cases were considered active. Less than three weeks ago, that number was below 600. Officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The total number of active cases in the state is up 302 today.

Statistics released today reflect new cases of infection reported to the department on Friday.

By island, Oahu has 2,198 active cases, Big Island has 685, Maui has 330, Kauai has 83, Lanai has two, and Molokai has none.

Health officials counted 6,937 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, which corresponds to a nationwide positivity rate of about 6.5%. The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 5.7%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine summary from Hawaii states that 1,754,544 doses of vaccine had been delivered through state and federal distribution programs as of Thursday. Health officials say 60.1% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 66.9% have received at least one dose. The next update from the state on vaccine doses being administered will come on Monday.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,710 hospital admissions had to be made, with two new hospital admissions reported today – one each in Maui and the island of Hawaii.

Fifteen hospitalizations in the total statewide are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 2,695 hospital admissions in the state, 2,192 were on Oahu, 317 on Maui, 164 on the Big Island, 16 on Kauai, five on Lanai, and one on Molokai.

According to Friday’s update on the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, a total of 117 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii, with 23 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators. Last time Hawaii had more than 100 COVID patients in hospitals

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Hawaii counted another 452 new coronavirus infections today, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green pleading with the unvaccinated in Hawaii to get their vaccinations.

Green said in a social media post this morning that the nationwide positivity rate is 5.7 percent.

New infections today include 276 on Oahu, 99 on the Big Island, 66 in Maui County and six on Kauai. The other five cases are believed to be from Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state, although Green did not mention these cases.

“Today my colleagues in hospitals across the state are begging the public to get vaccinated,” Green, an emergency doctor on the Big Island, said in his Instagram post. “We are seeing that more and more young adults are getting seriously ill with COVID. On Friday, 108 of the 118 cases in the hospital were unvaccinated. “

Hawaii has had its three highest daily numbers in the past three days – 622 on Friday and 485 on Saturday – as the highly contagious Delta variant rushes through the islands nationwide.

According to Friday’s update on the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, a total of 117 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii, with 23 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators. The last time Hawaii had more than 100 COVID patients in hospitals was January 29th.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine summary from Hawaii states that 1,754,544 doses of vaccine had been delivered through state and federal distribution programs as of Thursday. Health officials say 60.1% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 66.9% have received at least one dose. The next update from the state on vaccine doses being administered will come on Monday.

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