Hawaii records 1 new coronavirus-related death, new record and 1,828 additional infections

Hawaii today recorded a new one-day record of coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic with more than 1,800 cases.

Hawaii Health Department officials today reported a new coronavirus-related death with 1,828 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 1,078 deaths and 98,593 cases. The number of new infections today broke a record high of 1,678 on August 29, including a remaining report.

The last death was on the Big Island. No further information is available immediately regarding the latest death.

The number of official coronavirus-related state deaths includes 796 deaths on Oahu, 151 on the island of Hawaii, 104 on Maui, 15 on Kauai one on Molokai, and 11 Hawaii residents who died outside the state.

Hawaii Health Department investigators found the vaccination status of each case is positive after the fact, so these statistics do not include side-by-side counting of daily case counts, officials have said.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States today is more than 809,000 and the number of infections nationwide is more than 51.6 million.

The new count of infections confirmed and probable today by the island includes 1,547 new cases on Oahu, 91 on the island of Hawaii, 98 on Maui, 67 on Kauai, five on Molokai and 20 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside the state.

State health officials have included probable infections in its total number of cases. Probable infections include people who have never received a confirmation test but are believed to have the virus due to known exposure and symptoms or due to a positive antigen test.

The total confirmed and probable number of coronavirus cases per island since the beginning of the outbreak is 68,643 on Oahu, 12,245 on the island of Hawaii, 10,657 on Maui, 3,489 on Kauai, 266 on Molokai and 154 on Lanai. There are also 3,139 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state.

Health officials also said today that of the state’s total number of infections, 9,433 cases were considered active. Officials say they consider infections reported in the past 14 days to be a “proxy number for active cases.” The total number of active state cases has increased today by 1,621.

By island, Oahu has 8,342 active cases, Big Island has 370, Kauai has 241, Maui has 450, Molokai has 21 and Lanai has nine.

Health officials counted 8,027 new COVID-19 test scores in the county today, for a statewide positive rate of 22.77%. The state’s average 7-day positive rate is 9%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard.

State health officials said today, the average number of seven-day cases for Oahu is 914 and the average seven-day positive rate is 11.3%.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary states that 2,505,606 doses of vaccine were administered through state and federal distribution programs today, up from 5,794 doses a day earlier. Health officials say 73.9% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 79.3% have received at least one dose.

In a tweet today, Lt. Governor Josh Green said 81 COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized across the state, 33 had been vaccinated.

Of all Hawaii-confirmed infections, 5,212 were required to be hospitalized, with 10 new hospitalizations reported today.

Thirty general hospital admissions across the state are Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 5,182 hospitalizations in the state, 3,977 were on Oahu, 627 on Maui, 455 on Big Island, 107 on Kauai, 11 on Molokai and five on Lanai.

According to the latest data from the Hawaii COVID-19 Department’s data dashboard, a total of 73 patients with the virus were in Hawaii hospitals as of Thursday, with 12 in intensive care units and eight on ventilators.

This news will be updated as more information becomes available.

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