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Hawaii reports 113 new cases of coronavirus as the state’s total number rises to 32,580



Hawaii’s health officials today reported 113 new coronavirus infections nationwide, bringing the total from the state since the pandemic to 32,580 cases.

No new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported today, leaving the death toll at 483 nationwide.

The official death toll from the coronavirus includes 374 deaths in Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 51 in Maui, two in Kauai and three in Hawaii who died outside the state.

Today, the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States is more than 577,000, and national infections are estimated at more than 32 million.

Today’s new cases in the country include 80 in Oahu, 16 in Maui, nine in Kauai, three on the island of Hawaii and five Hawaiians diagnosed outside the state, according to health officials. A previous case of infection in Oahu appears to have been removed from the state record.

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Statistics released today reflect new cases of infection reported to the department on Friday.

The total number of cases of coronavirus on islands since the outbreak was 24,980 in Oahu, 3,422 in Maui, 2,703 in Hawaii, 269 in Kauai, 111 in Lanai and 37 in Molokai. There are also 1,058 Hawaiians diagnosed outside the state.

Today, health officials also said that of the total number of infections in the country, 1,162 cases are considered active. 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 decreased by one.

Oahu has 851 active cases, Maui has 179, Kauai has 69, Big Island has 61, Molokai has two and Lanai has none.

Health officials counted 5,851 new test results for COVID-19 in today’s calculation, for a 1.8% degree of positivity. The average level of state positivity for 7 days is 1.6%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 data board.

The summary of the COVID-19 vaccine from Hawaii says that as of Friday, 1,202,060 doses of vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 2,147 needed hospitalization, with five new hospitalizations – three in Oahu and two in Maui, public health officials said today.

Eight hospitalizations in the state number are residents of Hawaii who have been diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 2,139 hospitalizations in the state, 1,795 were on Oahu, 210 on Maui, 119 on the Big Island, nine on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.

According to the latest information from the COVID-19 data board of the Hawaii Department, as of Friday, a total of 47 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii, seven in intensive care units and four in ventilators.

Oahu moved to the less restrictive Tier 3 than the city’s four-step economic recovery plan on Feb. 25 after being in Tier 2 on Oct. 22. Tier 3 allows social and entertainment gatherings outdoors for up to 10 people and restaurants to seat 10 people at a table. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced level 3 modifications on March 11, including allowing bars to reopen under the same conditions as restaurants and extending curfew until midnight.

Honolulu will remain at level 3 of COVID-19 to open the city until at least May 5.

Today, the average number of cases for Oahu is 63, and the average positive rate in seven days is 2%, according to the mayor.




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