State health officials reported the deaths of two Oahu residents on Sunday, along with 114 new cases of COVID-19.

Two of the new cases were on Maui, 16 on Hawaii island and 96 on Oahu.

There have been an average of 121 new cases reported daily in the last week — a marked drop from mid-August when an average of 237 new daily cases was reported.

Because of the state’s reporting system, there is often a lag in when deaths are announced. The state data dashboard records three deaths on the Big Island but there have been 11 so far, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense — including 12 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo.

As of Saturday, 66 residents and 27 workers at Yukio Okutsu had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim is calling for administrators at the home to be replaced, Hawaii News Now reports. 

In the last month, residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at 21 long term care facilities in the state.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said on Instagram Saturday that 2.4% of tests that day had come back positive. Green, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, said in the social media post that he was feeling good and his oxygen saturation was at 97%.

The positivity rate includes test results from the ongoing federal surge, which is likely contributing to a lower percentage of tests coming back as positive.

Since March, 635 people with the virus have been hospitalized.

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

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

COVID-19 Cases
Tests Performed

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

Want more information on COVID-19 in Hawaii? You can read all of Civil Beat’s coronavirus coverage, find answers to frequently asked questions or sign up for email newsletter updates — all for free. And check out pictures of how community groups and volunteers have been helping out in our Community Scrapbook.

We’re here to help Hawaii vote.

Our staff has spent months preparing for this election season. Now it’s your turn to vote on the leaders who will impact our community for years to come.

If you’ve relied on our daily analysis and reporting, Candidate Q&As, free events and online resources, please consider making a donation to your local nonprofit newsroom.

Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism.