Hawaii health officials today reported 120 new coronovirus infections statewide, totaling 20,763 cases since the onset of the epidemic.
The state’s official coronovirus-related death toll remains at 285, with no new deaths today.
The official State Department of Health coronovirus-related deaths include 221 deaths on Oahu, 44 on the island of Hawaii, 17 on Maui, one on Kauai, and two Hawaii residents who died on the mainland. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said Thursday that the Big Island’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 50, but health officials have so far verified coronaviruses as a factor in six of those Hawaiian Island deaths To do.
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Officials said today’s new statewide infection cases by the Department of Health include 95 on Oahu, 17 on Maui, eight on Big Island. As a result of the updated information, an Oahu case was removed from the counties.
The figures released today reflect new infection cases reported to the department on Wednesday.
The total number of coronovirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 17,450 on Oahu, 1,856 in Hawaii County, 855 on Maui, 139 on Kauai, 106 on Lanai and 22 on Molokai. 341 Hawaii residents have also been diagnosed outside the state.
Hawaii health officials said 1,773 cases were considered active in the state’s total infection count. Health officials say they consider the reported infections in the last 14 days to be “proxy numbers for active cases”. The number of active cases in the state increased by 40 today.
According to the island, Oahu has 1,398 active cases, Maui has 195, the Big Island has 167, and according to the latest tally, Kauai has 13. Molokai and Lanai no longer have active COVID cases.
Of all confirmed airborne infections cases requiring hospitalization of 1,442, six hospitalizations are reported today by state health officials.
There are three hospitals in the statewide count of Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the state’s 1,439 hospitals, 1,268 are on Oahu, 86 on Big Island, 72 on Maui, seven on Kauai, five on Lanai, and one on Molokai.
According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, a total of 73 patients with the virus were in aerial hospitals as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 13 in intensive care units and 12 on ventilators.
Oahu moved to the less-restrictive Tier 2 of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s four-tiered economic reform plan on 22 October. The mayor’s office says Honolulu will move to a different level, finding two major COVID-19 numbers each Wednesday to find that the city takes a “weekly assessment”. To move from Tier 2 to Tier 3, the 7-day average of new cases must be below 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. In addition, the 7-day average positivity rate on those two Wednesdays should be less than 2.5%.
According to Caldwell, today’s seven-day average case number for Oahu is 99 and the positivity rate is 4.5%.
On Monday, Caldwell said that new infections among inmates at the Halwa Correctional Facility would no longer count in their matrix for the recovery plan. A recent cluster in prison was increasing the number of Honolulu infections and threatening to send Oahu back to Tier 1, the most restrictive of the mayor’s four-tier system.