Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported three new coronovirus-related deaths and 82 additional infections, bringing the state totals to 410 fatal conditions and 25,853 cases since the onset of the epidemic.
Two of the latest deaths were on Oahu and the third was on Maui. No further details were immediately released on further details.
The state’s official coronovirus-related death toll includes 327 deaths on Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 26 on Maui, one on Kauai, and three Hawaii residents who died outside the state.
Today, Coronavirus-related deaths in the US were around 441,000.
Officials said cases of new statewide infections reported by the Department of Health have been diagnosed at 59 on Oahu, 11 on Big Island, eight on Maui, and four residents outside Hawaii.
Figures released today reflect new infection cases reported to the department on Friday.
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The total number of coronovirus cases by island since the outbreak began is 20,923 on Oahu, 2,162 in Hawaii County, 1,734 in Maui, 178 on Kauai, 107 on Lanai and 25 on Molokai. 724 Hawaii residents are also diagnosed outside the state. As a result of the updated information, a case in Maui was reclassified to the Hawaiian Islands, state officials said today.
Health officials today also said that 1,412 cases were considered active in the state’s total infection count. Authorities 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 has come down to 44 today.
According to the island, there are 1,040 active cases in Oahu, 276 in Maui, 90 in Big Island, five near Kauai, and one in Lanai, according to the state’s latest tally. Molokai has no active COVID cases.
Health officials counted 4,569 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally for a 1.7% statewide positivity rate. According to the Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, the state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 2.2%.
In all confirmed airborne infections cases, 1,696 required hospitalization, two new hospitals on Oahu have been reported today by state health officials.
The statewide count has four hospital Hawaiians who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 1,692 hospitals in the state, 1,484 are on Oahu, 99 on Maui, 96 on Big Island, 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 75 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Friday morning, with 20 in intensive care units and 15 on ventilators.
Health officials said that 106,654 vaccines out of 170,975 received in the state have been administered till January 24. County-administered vaccination Honolulu, 68,521; Maui, 11,060; Hawaii, 10,859 and Kauai, 9,949. The total also included several thousand administered under the pharmaceutical pharmacy program. State officials issue verified updated vaccination numbers every Wednesday.
Oahu moved to the less-restrictive Tier 2 of Honolulu’s four-tier economic reform plan on 22 October. To find out if Honolulu will go to a different level, the city “weekly evaluates” two key COVID-19 numbers each Wednesday. . 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 Honolulu Mayor Rick Blandardi, today’s seven-day average case number is 70 and the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.6%.
Blandardi has said that he was expected to be in Tier 2, a four-tiered framework established by former Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Under Tier 3, up to 5 social events will be allowed under Tier 2, and retail businesses will be able to operate at full capacity instead of 50% capacity under Tier 2.
This breaking news story will be updated when more information becomes available.