Hawaii has 118 new coronavirus circumstances because the nationwide quantity climbs to 32,349

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 118 new coronavirus infections nationwide, bringing the state’s total since the pandemic started to 32,349 cases.

No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported today, bringing the nationwide death toll to 483.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 374 deaths in Oahu, 53 in Hawaii, 51 in Maui, two in Kauai, and three Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is now more than 575,000 and the nationwide number of infections is over 32.3 million.

Today’s new nationwide infection cases include 84 in Oahu, 12 in Kauai, 14 in Maui, five on the island of Hawaii, and three Hawaiian residents diagnosed according to outside state health officials. It appears that an Oahu case has been removed from the counts.

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

The total number of coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 24,832 in Oahu, 3,385 in Maui, 2,692 in Hawaii County, 243 in Kauai, 111 in Lanai and 37 in Molokai. There are also 1,049 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,145 cases were considered active. Officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state is up 29 today.

By island, Oahu has 844 active cases, Maui has 184, Big Island has 71, Kauai has 44, Molokai has two, and Lanai has none.

Health officials counted 6,228 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, corresponding to a nationwide positivity rate of 1.89%. The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 1.5%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccine Summary states that to date 1,202,060 doses of vaccine have been administered through state and federal distribution programs.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,133 had to be hospitalized, with two new hospitalizations reported by state health officials today.

Eight hospital admissions in the statewide census are Hawaiian residents diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 2,125 hospital stays in the state, 1,786 were admitted to Oahu, 208 to Maui, 116 to the Big Island, nine to Kauai, five to Lanai, and one to Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard, a total of 41 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Thursday, with 11 in intensive care units and five on ventilators.

Oahu moved to the less restrictive Stage 3 of the city’s four-stage stimulus plan on Feb.25, after having been in Stage 2 since Oct.22 with 10 people at a table. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced changes to Tier 3 on March 11, including reopening bars under the same conditions as restaurants and extending the curfew until midnight.

Honolulu will remain in Tier 3 of the city’s COVID-19 reopening framework until at least May 5.

The average case number for Oahu today is 62 and the average positivity rate for seven days is 2.0%, the mayor said.

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

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