Hawaii records 2 new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu, 276 additional infections statewide – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported 2 brand-new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 276 additional confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the states totals because the start of the pandemic to 529 fatalities and 40,659 cases.
Today is the 11th successive day in the row of triple-digit new infections in Hawaii, the highest spike in cases in the state since January.
No further information was immediately readily available regarding the most recent deaths.
The states main coronavirus-related death toll includes 410 fatalities on Oahu, 58 on Maui, 56 on Hawaii island, two on Kauai, and 3 Hawaii locals who passed away outside the state.
The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 610,000 and the across the country infection tally is more than 34.4 million.
Todays brand-new verified and possible infection count by island consists of 166 cases on Oahu, 65 on Hawaii island, 22 on Maui, six on Kauai, and 17 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state.
State health authorities have been consisting of likely infections in its overall case counts. Since of their known exposure and signs or since of a positive antigen test, Probable infections consist of individuals who never ever received a confirmatory test but are thought to have had the infection.
The total variety of confirmed and likely coronavirus cases by island considering that the start of the break out are 29,648 on Oahu, 4,934 on Maui, 3,706 in Hawaii County, 514 on Kauai, 117 on Lanai and 81 on Molokai. There are likewise 1,659 Hawaii citizens who were diagnosed outside of the state.
The data launched today show the new infection cases reported to the department on Friday.
Health authorities also said today that, of the states total infection count, 1,953 cases were considered to be active. Officials state they consider infections reported in the previous 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The states overall number of active cases increased today by 176.
By island, Oahu has 1,324 active cases, the Big Island has 352, Maui has 177, Kauai has 97, Lanai has two, and Molokai has one.
Health officials counted 4,904 new COVID-19 test leads to todays tally, for a statewide positivity rate of more than 5%. The states 7-day typical positivity rate is 4.7%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data control panel.
The current Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary says 1,729,884 vaccine doses have actually been administered through state and federal circulation programs as of Thursday. Health officials said Friday that 59.6% of the states population is now totally immunized, and 66.2% has actually received a minimum of one dosage.
Of all the confirmed Hawaii infection cases, 2,631 have required hospitalizations, with 7 brand-new hospitalizations– 3 each on Oahu and Maui, and one on Hawaii island– reported today.
Fourteen hospitalizations in the general statewide count are Hawaii citizens who were detected and treated outside the state. Of the 2,617 hospitalizations within the state, 2,133 have been on Oahu, 309 on Maui, 155 on the Big Island, 97 on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.
According to the current info from the departments Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard, an overall of 74 patients with the virus were in Hawaii health centers as of Friday, with 17 in extensive care units and 11 on ventilators.

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