State health officials reported 167 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, along with two deaths. So far 96 people have died from COVID-19 in Hawaii.

Since March, 10,459 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Hawaii. More than 7,000 people with active infections are currently being monitored by state officials.

No further information was provided about the latest deaths. New coronavirus cases confirmed by officials Friday included 142 on Oahu, 21 on Hawaii island and four on Maui.

Department of Health officials said as of Thursday, 3.3% of tests had returned positive during the past week. The DOH calculates this seven-day positivity rate by dividing the number of new positive test results by the total number of tests conducted during the past seven days.

That 3.3% includes the ongoing federal surge testing, which is likely contributing to a lower positivity rate. Of the 33,982 people tested as part of the free federal testing drive, 187 had COVID-19, or about 0.5%, according to DOH.

In a statement issued Thursday, Health Director Bruce Anderson said that overall cases are decreasing because of state efforts along with people in the community being diligent about wearing masks.

“If there are surges in the future, we can expect them to be smaller and last for a shorter duration because of our system in place to control the spread more rapidly,” said Anderson, who is retiring later this month amidst criticism about his department’s response to the pandemic.

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.

More than 400 cases have been reported in communal living settings like prisons, shelters, and nursing homes. About half of the 300 available state-funded quarantine rooms are currently occupied, according to a new COVID-19 data dashboard.

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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