Hawaii has 162 new coronavirus circumstances, bringing the full to 40,984 nationwide

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 162 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, bringing the state’s total to 40,984 cases since the pandemic began.

No new virus-related deaths were reported today, so the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 remains at 529.

For the first time since January, state health officials also reported more than 100 COVID patients in hospitals in Hawaii today.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 410 deaths in Oahu, 58 in Maui, 56 in Hawaii, two in Kauai, and three Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is now more than 611,000 and the nationwide number of infections is more than 34.5 million.

Today was the 13th day in a row with three-digit new infections in Hawaii as the Delta variant spreads across the state.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 106 new cases in Oahu, 27 in Hawaii, 11 in Maui, four in Kauai, and 14 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

State health officials have added likely infections to the total number of cases. Likely infections include people who have never had a confirmatory test, but who are believed to have had the virus based on their known exposure and symptoms, or a positive antigen test.

The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 29,859 in Oahu, 4,961 in Maui, 3,767 in Hawaii County, 519 in Kauai, 117 in Lanai and 81 in Molokai. There are also 1,680 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

The statistics released today reflect the new cases of infection reported to the department on Sunday.

Health officials also said today that out of the total number of infections in the state, 2,143 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 total number of active cases in the state is up 95 today.

Health officials counted 3,262 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, which corresponds to a nationwide positivity rate of just under 5%. The state’s average 7-day positivity rate is 4.7%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The latest COVID-19 vaccine summary from Hawaii states that to date, 1,746. 867 vaccine doses were given through state and federal distribution programs, 2,163 more than Monday. According to health officials, 59.8% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 66.4% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,657 had to be hospitalized, with 24 new hospital admissions reported today – 18 in Oahu, two each in Maui and Kauai, one on the island of Hawaii and one outside of the state.

Fifteen hospitalizations in the total statewide are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 2,642 hospital admissions in the state, 2,251 were on Oahu, 313 on Maui, 156 on the Big Island, 16 on Kauai, five on Lanai, and one on Molokai.

According to today’s update to the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, there are a total of 103 patients with the virus in hospitals in Hawaii, with 20 in intensive care units and 11 on ventilators. The last time Hawaii had more than 100 COVID patients in hospitals was January 29th.

At the height of the pandemic last fall, Hawaii had hospitalized 315 patients on Sept. 8, according to state records.

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

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