Hawaii sees Three new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu, 134 further infections throughout the nation

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new coronavirus-related deaths in Oahu and 134 new confirmed and probable infections across the state, bringing the state’s total to 883 deaths and 83,020 cases since the pandemic began.

No further information was initially available on the most recent deaths.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 665 deaths on Oahu, 112 on the island of Hawaii, 91 in Maui, nine in Kauai, one in Molokai, and five Hawaiian residents who died outside the state.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll is approximately 734,000 today and the nationwide number of infections is more than 45 million.

Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 70 new cases on Oahu, 34 on the island of Hawaii, seven in Maui, six in Kauai, one in Molokai, and 16 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 received a confirmatory test, but who are believed to have had the virus based on their known exposure and symptoms, or a positive antigen test.

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The total number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 57,281 in Oahu, 10,802 in Hawaii, 9,422 in Maui, 2,514 in Kauai, 239 in Molokai and 141 in Lanai. There are also 2,621 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Health officials also said today that of the total number of infections in the state, 1,728 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 state’s total number of active cases is down by 70 today.

By island, Oahu has 1,031 active cases, Big Island has 390, Maui has 171, Kauai has 129, Molokai has six, and Lanai has one.

Health officials counted 4,002 new COVID-19 test results on today’s balance sheet, which translates into a nationwide positivity rate of around 3%.

According to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard, the state’s average 7-day case number was 115 and the 7-day positivity rate was 1.8% today. The average seven-day case number for Oahu is 66 and the average positivity rate over seven days is 1.6%, health officials said today.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine round-up says 2,136,500 doses of vaccine have been given through state and federal distribution programs to date, 6,202 more than the day before. Health officials say 70.7% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated and 79.2% have received at least one dose.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 4,629 had to be hospitalized, with 10 new hospitalizations reported today. The 10 new hospital admissions included five in Maui, two in Oahu, one each in the Big Island and Kauai, and one resident outside of Hawaii.

24 hospitalizations in the total statewide number were Hawaii residents diagnosed and treated outside of the state. Of the 4,605 ​​hospital stays in the state, 3,629 were in Oahu, 521 in Maui, 379 in the Big Island, 67 in Kauai, and five each on Lanai and Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 Data Dashboard, a total of 72 patients with the virus have been in hospitals in Hawaii to date, including 18 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators.

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