HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Amid a continuous surge in COVID cases across the state, Hawaii reported 485 brand-new infections Saturday in the highest single-day total considering that the start of the pandemic.According to DOH Spokesperson Brooks Baehr, all the cases reported Saturday are from the most recent 24-hour reporting duration, which ended at 11:59 pm Thursday.The increase in cases comes as the state Health Department reported 622 COVID cases on Friday, which authorities stated was a result of delayed lab reporting and a continued rise in cases.The electronic laboratory reporting system disruption experienced previously in the week has actually since been completely fixed, according to Brooks.Of the cases reported, 315 were on Oahu, 101 on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai and 42 on Maui. There were also 18 citizens diagnosed out-of-state. On the other hand, there were no additional fatalities reported. The death toll from the virus stands at 537. There have actually been 2,996 cases reported in the past 2 week. The number of validated infections since the start of the pandemic now stands at 42,410. State and health officials continue to urge vigilance and motivate residents to get vaccinated.The state does not offer details on how numerous cases remained in immunized vs. unvaccinated individuals. [Searching for a COVID vaccine? For information on where to go for the complimentary shot, click on this link.] Heres everyday reporting chart supplied by the state Health Department: Below is the latest information offered by the DOH on Hawaiis vaccination status: Copyright 2021 Hawaii News Now. All rights booked.
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