Hawaii Studies 485 New COVID Instances In The Highest One-Day Complete Since The Pandemic Began; no additional deaths
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Amid a sustained surge in COVID cases across the state, Hawaii reported 485 new infections on Saturday, the highest daily total since the pandemic began.
According to DOH spokesman Brooks Baehr, all cases reported on Saturday are from the last 24-hour reporting period, which ended at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.
The rise in cases is due to the state Department of Health reporting 622 COVID cases on Friday, which officials said were due to delayed laboratory reporting and a sustained surge in cases.
The interruption in the electronic laboratory reporting system that occurred earlier in the week has now been completely resolved, according to Brooks.
Of the reported cases, 315 were on Oahu, 101 on Island of Hawaii, nine on Kauai and 42 on Maui. 18 residents outside of the state were also diagnosed.
No further fatalities have since been reported. The death toll from the virus stands at 537.
2,996 cases have been reported in the past 14 days. The number of confirmed infections since the beginning of the pandemic is now 42,410.
State and health authorities continue to call for vigilance and encourage residents to get vaccinated.
The state does not provide information on how many cases occurred in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated people.
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Here is the state Department of Health’s daily reporting table:
Below is the DOH’s latest information on Hawaii vaccination status:
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