Still, the number of deaths that have occurred in Hawaii between March 15 and April 11 is not unusually high when compared to historical averages, according to a New York Times analysis of COVID-19 death tolls across the U.S.
Hawaii hospitals currently have sufficient bed capacity and ventilators in case of a surge, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green. Green’s office receives an internal CDC update report, and a spokesperson said Thursday that Hawaii’s mortality rate was 1.2 deaths per 100,000 residents, tied with Wyoming for among the lowest in the nation. Wyoming’s population is about 580,000 people, compared to Hawaii’s 1.4 million.
There have been 408 infections confirmed on Oahu to date, with 384 of those patients recovering, including five new ones reported Thursday. Fifty-four Oahu patients required hospitalization to date, according to the department.
Maui’s cumulative COVID-19 case count remained at 116, Hawaii Island’s at 74, and Kauai’s at 21.
Hawaii Island reported one new recovery on Thursday for a total of 67.
On Maui, 93 people have qualified to be released from isolation and 17 people have been hospitalized.
All 21 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 on Kauai have recovered.
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