Hawaii Sees 47 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total To 27,270


Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 47 new coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 27,270 cases.

State health officials reported no additional deaths today as the number of coronavirus-related deaths statewide stands at 431.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 344 deaths on Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 30 on Maui, one on Kauai and three Hawaiian residents who died outside of the state.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today surpassed 501,000 and the infection count nationwide is more than 28.2 million.

New cases of infection statewide reported today by the Health Department include 27 on Oahu, 17 on Maui and three residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii, authorities said.

Statistics released today reflect new cases of infection reported to the department on Sunday.

The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the outbreak started is 21,829 on Oahu, 2,234 in Hawaii County, 2,071 on Maui, 181 on Kauai, 108 on Lanai and 27 on Molokai. There are also 820 Hawaiians who were diagnosed out of state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total infection count, 693 cases were considered active. Officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state increased by 10 today.

Per island, Oahu has 457 active cases, Maui has 200, Big Island has 33, Molokai has two, and Kauai has two, according to the latest state tally. Lanai has no active cases.

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Health officials counted 784 new COVID-19 test results in today’s count, for a 6% positivity rate statewide. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1.1%, according to Hawaii’s COVID-19 Data Panel.

Of all the confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,840 have required hospitalizations, with six new hospitalizations reported today on Oahu by state health officials.

Five hospitalizations in the state count are Hawaiian residents who were diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 1,835 hospitalizations within the state, 1,601 have been on Oahu, 119 on Maui, 102 on the Big Island, seven on Kauai, five on Lanai and one on Molokai.

According to the most recent information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data panel, a total of 37 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii as of Monday morning, seven in intensive care units and six on ventilators.

According to the state’s Hawaii COVID-19 weekly verified vaccine summary, 306,275 vaccines have been administered out of 330,900 received by the state as of February 22. Approximately 13.6% of the general population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while approximately 59% of people older than 75 years also received one dose.

Of the vaccines administered, 284,709 were delivered to the general public and 21,566 were distributed through the federal pharmacy program, authorities said. State officials release updated verified vaccination numbers every Wednesday.

Oahu moved to the least restrictive Tier 2 of Honolulu’s four-tier economic recovery plan on October 22. To assess whether Honolulu will move to a different level, the city conducts a “weekly assessment” of two key COVID-19 numbers every Wednesday. To move to Level 3 from Level 2, the 7-day average of new cases must be below 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. Also, the 7-day average positivity rate should be below 2.5% on those two Wednesdays.

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