Today Hawaiian Department of Health officials reported 35 new cases Corona Virus Infection, bringing the total number in the state since the beginning of the epidemic to 26,889 cases.
No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported today as the statewide death toll remains 426. The state’s official coronavirus death toll includes 340 deaths on Oahu, 53 on the island of Hawaii, 29 on Maui, and one on Kauai. , And three Hawaiians who died outside the state.
The death toll from coronavirus-related deaths in the United States stands at more than 486,000 today and the number of infections nationwide has surpassed 27.6 million.
Officials said the new statewide cases reported by the Health Department today include 25 in Oahu, seven in Maui, one in Molokai, and two residents outside Hawaii.
The statistics released today reflect the new cases that were reported to the department on Saturday.
The total number of coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak has reached 21,620 in Oahu, 2,216 in Hawaii, 1947 in Maui, 179 in Kauai, 108 in Lanai and 27 in Molokai. There are also 792 Hawaiians diagnosed outside the state. Officials said today that as a result of the updated information, two cases from Oahu have been removed from the state’s official charges.
Health officials also said today that of the state’s total number of infections, 895 were considered active. Officials say they consider the infections reported in the past 14 days a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state is down by 54 today.
By island, Oahu has 647 active cases, Maui has 198, Big Island has 45, Molokai and Lanai have two cases each, and Kwai has one, according to the state’s latest tally.
Health officials counted 4,273 new COVID-19 test results in today’s census, with a positive rate of 0.8% statewide. The average state of positivity rate for 7 days is 1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.
Of all the confirmed cases in Hawaii, 1,800 required hospitalizations, with four new hospital admissions – three in Oahu and one in Maui – reported by state health officials today.
Four hospitals statewide count Hawaiians diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 1,796 treatment cases within the state, 1,570 were on Oahu, 113 on Maui, 100 on Big Island, seven on Kauai, five in Lanai and one in Molokai.
Health officials said that as of February 7, 218,997 vaccines had been given out of 288,050 vaccines the country had received. Of the vaccines administered, 201,553 vaccines were given to the general public and 17,444 were distributed through the federal pharmacy program, officials said. State officials release updated, verified vaccination numbers every Wednesday.
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Oahu moved to the less restrictive Level 2 of Honolulu’s four-tier economic recovery plan on October 22. To gauge whether Honolulu will take a different level, the city takes a “weekly assessment” of the two major numbers of COVID-19 every Wednesday. To move to Level 3 from Level 2, the average new cases for 7 days must be less than 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. Also, the average 7-day positivity rate should be below 2.5% on these two Wednesdays.
The average number of cases today for seven days in Oahu is 38 and the average positive rate for seven days is 1.2%, according to Honolulu Mayor Rick Plangeri. The mayor announced on Friday that Oahu will remain at Level 2 until March 15 unless county benchmarks fall below levels that would allow the move to another level.
This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.