Four coronavirus-related deaths reported Thursday on Oahu took the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 79. Additional details about the latest fatalities are expected this afternoon.

The state also reported 211 new COVID-19 infections, including 190 on Oahu, 17 on Hawaii island and four on Maui.

A federally funded free COVID-19 test drive continues across Oahu. As of Wednesday, fewer than 1% of results received were positive, according to Mia Heck, a spokesperson with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Approximately 91 tests of 13,527 processed had returned positive as of Sept. 2.

The Department of Health is providing federal surge testing results in the afternoon, but the numbers provided by the state agency appear to be a day old compared to the statistics obtained by Civil Beat directly from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Approximately 50,000 people have registered so far for a testing appointment. The federal government has made 90,000 test kits available for use in Hawaii. Anyone can get tested regardless of whether they have symptoms.

The H-3 freeway on Oahu was shut down again Thursday to facilitate mass testing, with people waiting in line for as long as two hours, Hawaii News Now reported. Traffic will be closed in both directions from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the event inside the Harano Tunnel.

The latest breakdown of cases by age group shows that while most hospitalizations have been among elderly people with COVID-19, children and adults under the age of 30 have made up nearly a third of all confirmed virus cases in the state.

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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