Hawaii has seen triple-digit case numbers for 20 days in a row, with state health officials reporting 248 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday.

Eight of the cases announced on Sunday were on Hawaii island, 12 in Maui County and the rest were on Oahu.

The more than 4,000 cases identified so far in August will translate into a lot of hospitalizations in coming weeks, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Saturday in an Instagram post.

As of Saturday, 242 inmates and 43 workers at the Oahu Community Correctional Center had tested positive for the virus, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Health Care Division.

Teen vaping  — a habit particularly worrisome during the pandemic — is on the rise in Hawaii. According to a federal survey released last week, nearly one in three Hawaii high schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in 2019.

A Stanford University School of Medicine study found that of young people who were tested for the coronavirus, those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not.

The economic impact of virus shutdowns is reflected in the struggles of local nonprofits to help keep residents fed. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Hawaii Foodbank has spent $5.1 million to feed thousands of families. By contrast, the Hawaii Foodbank spent just $400,000 on food purchases in 2019.

For more information, check the Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site.

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