Posted: Aug 29, 2021 / 9:01 AM HSTUpdated: 8/29/2021 / 6:10 PM HST
HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reports 1,678 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths on Sunday, August 29.
There are 1,239 coronavirus cases on Oahu, 214 on the Big Island, 55 on Kauai, two on Lanai, 147 on Maui, one on Molokai, and 20 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside of the state.
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This brings the total number of the state to 62,229.
The state’s death toll rises to 589. The two deaths are Oahu women who died in hospital from underlying illnesses. One woman was between 60 and 69 years old, the other woman was between 70 and 79 years old.
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The state has 62.6% of the vaccinated population.
The DOH reports that errors occurred in a laboratory from August 15 to August 25. The 1,678 cases include the lab’s backlog. The state says the problem has been resolved, indicating the heavy burden on the state’s health infrastructure.
Here is a detailed breakdown from the DOH website:
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