Hawaii Experiences 720 New COVID Infections; no additional deaths

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii reported 720 new COVID infections and no further deaths on Monday.

The death toll from the virus stands at 589.

From the new cases:

  • 468 were on Oahu
  • 139 on the Island of Hawaii
  • 73 on Maui
  • 34 on Kauai

Six residents outside of the state were also diagnosed.

A health ministry spokesman said Monday’s COVID case count did not include cases from the backlog caused by the recent error in the lab report.

On Sunday, the state saw a record number of COVID cases and reported 1,678 new infections. The high number of cases was the result of system errors in one of the test laboratories between August 15 and 25.

DOH said the backlog has since been reduced.

The new cases reported on Monday bring the nationwide total number of infections since the pandemic started to 62,949. According to the state Ministry of Health, 10,946 new infections have been reported in the past 14 days.

In addition, DOH said 720 infections are the highest number of cases ever reported on a Monday.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green also reported that 418 people infected with the virus are now being hospitalized.

About 63.1% of the state’s population are fully vaccinated, while 71.4% received at least one dose.

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