Hawaii’s COVID-19 infection count reached 410 on Tuesday, with 23 new cases confirmed.

The number of people in the hospital jumped from 26 on Monday to 42 people hospitalized.

No new deaths were reported Tuesday. Five people have died to date.

Oahu has the most COVID-19 infections diagnosed, with 312 people confirmed to have the virus. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

More people have qualified to be “released from isolation,” according to the department. As of Tuesday, 113 people had recovered enough to fit into that category.

Oahu’s case count reached 312 on Tuesday, up from 292 on Monday. Maui County documented 48 cases on Tuesday, up by four cases compared to Monday. Hawaii County remained steady at 23 people infected with no new cases, and Kauai County reported one more case taking its total to 18 infections. Seven other COVID-19 cases are still under investigation by the department.

Clinical laboratories have conducted 15,149 COVID-19 tests to date, all on physician referrals.

Most of those who have been hospitalized in Hawaii for the coronavirus are over the age of 60. Department of Health

Those who have fallen ill in Hawaii with the coronavirus have been in various age groups. About a third of all people diagnosed are under the age of 40. As of Tuesday, the largest COVID-19 patient cohort were people between 40 and 59 years old. Approximately 148 people were in that age category.

About 128 people were between 20 and 39 years old, but only about 4% of them required hospitalization.

There have been 119 people over the age of 60 diagnosed with COVID-19, 26 of whom have required hospitalization.

Most cases have been among people who were directed to recover from the coronavirus at home in isolation.

According to the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center, Hawaii follows federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance when determining who has recovered enough to discontinue their isolation.

For people who had symptoms and were directed to self-isolate, they may be released if at least three days have passed since their fever disappeared and at least seven days have passed since their symptoms first appeared.

According to the CDC, using tests to verify that people are COVID-19 negative may not be an option anymore, as it is “contingent on the availability of ample testing supplies and laboratory capacity as well as convenient access to testing.”

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