Hawaii’s health officials announced two new coronavirus-related deaths and 200 infections today, resulting in a total of 309 deaths and 23,341 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The deaths included a person from Oahu and a Hawaiian diagnosed outside the country. There were no further details on the deaths.
The official death toll from the coronavirus includes 243 deaths in Oahu, 45 in Hawaii, 18 in Maui, one in Kauai and three Hawaiians who died on the continent. The Hawaii County Civil Protection Agency said today that the number of victims of COVID-19 on the Big Island remains 51, but government officials have not checked the coronavirus as a factor in six of those deaths.
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Statistics released today reflect new cases of infection reported to the department on Friday.
The total number of coronavirus cases on islands since the outbreak was 19,198 in Oahu, 2,006 in Hawaii, 1,277 in Maui, 166 in Kauai, 106 in Lanai and 25 in Molokai. There are also 563 Hawaiians diagnosed outside the state.
Hawaii health officials said today that out of the total number of infections in the state, 2,152 cases are considered active. Health officials say they consider infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” Today, the number of active cases in the state has increased by 84.
There are 1,598 active cases on Oahu, Maui has 384, Big Island has 144, Kauai has 23 and Molokai has three, according to the latest state report. Lanai has no active cases of COVID.
Of all the confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1558 required hospitalizations, with 15 new hospitalizations reported today by state health officials.
Four state hospitalizations are Hawaiians who have been diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 1,554 hospitalizations in the state, 1,370 were on Oahu, 92 on the Big Island, 79 on Maui, seven on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.
According to the latest information from the data panel of the Hawaii COVID-19 department, a total of 129 patients with the virus have been in Hawaii hospitals since 8:30 a.m. Friday, with 24 in the intensive care unit and 20 on ventilators.
Public health officials announced on Thursday that they have begun publishing the total number of vaccinations applied across the country. As of Saturday, the department said 25,470 people had been vaccinated, including 17,991 in Honolulu County, 3,013 in Maui County, 2,526 in Hawaii County and 1,940 in Kauai County. Vaccination numbers are updated weekly.
On October 22, Oahu moved to the less restrictive level 2 of Honolulu’s four-step economic recovery plan, to assess whether Honolulu would move to a different level, the city made a “weekly assessment” of two key COVID-19 numbers each Wednesday. To move to level 3 from level 2, the 7-day average of new cases must be below 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. Also, the average 7-day positivity rate should be below 2.5% on these two Wednesdays.
Today’s seven-day case rate for Oahu is 129, and the seven-day average positive rate is 4.1%, according to Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, who said Thursday that Oahu will remain at level 2.