Hawaii authorities report 2 coronavirus-related deaths and 114 new infections on Oahu.


Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported two more coronovirus-related deaths on Oahu and reported 114 new infections statewide, with 99 fatalities and 10,700 COVID-19 cases since the onset of the epidemic.

No immediate information was given about the latest deaths.

According to state health officials, a total of 86 deaths occurred on Oahu, nine on Maui, three on the larger island, while one was a Kauai resident who died on the mainland.

State health officials have not yet counted the latest reported coronovirus-related deaths on the island of Hawaii at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, where 10 residents died after the outbreak. Health officials have told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that verification of Hilo’s death is pending. Meanwhile, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has reported 11 coronovirus-related deaths to date on the Big Island, but all are linked to veterans’ homes.

The death toll in the US today was over 194,000.

Hawaii’s new cases today include 96 on Oahu, 16 on Big Island and two in Maui County. As a result of the updated information, one Oahu case and one Big Island case were removed from the tally.

To date, 7,036 infections are considered actively statewide, with a total of 3,565 patients now classified by health officials as “free from isolation”, or about 33% of those infected. The category counts those infected who have met the criteria to be free from isolation. Officers reported 147 new cases today.

Since the county’s outbreak of today’s total coronavirus cases, there are 9,654 on Oahu, 587 in Hawaii County, 375 in Maui County and 58 in Kauai County. 26 Hawaii residents are also diagnosed outside the state.

Hawaii’s triple-digit increase in daily new COVID-19 cases in August made the state, city, and federal government partners in a free surge testing program on Oahu to test on 90,000 people in about three weeks has gone. For more information visit doIneedacovid19test.com.

Officials counted 4,132 new tests in today’s Milan, representing 2.8% of the total tests in today’s 114 positive cases. Of the 259,531 coronavirus tests conducted so far by state and clinical laboratories in Hawaii, a total of 4.1% have been positive since the onset of the outbreak. So far, less than 1% of the 36,116 coronavirus surge tests have been positive.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who tested positive for coronovirus, said Saturday that Hawaii hospitals now have 225 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients, 53 of whom are in intensive care units and 31 on ventilators. He said 158 or 65% of Hawaii’s 459 ventilators, 244 ICU beds and 83 or 18% of the state, are in use by both coronovirus and non-virus patients.

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Health officials said that out of all confirmed aerial cases, 635 required hospitalization, a new hospitalization on Oahu.

There are two hospitals in the statewide count of Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 636 hospitals in the state, 562 are on Oahu, 47 on Maui, 24 on the island of Hawaii and one on Kauai.

According to the county, Honolulu has seen 2,969 patients free of segregation, Hawaii County has 306 released, Maui has released 233 patients. According to the Department of Health, Kauai has no active case to date.