The state said 18 cases were on the Big Island and one case was on Maui. One resident was diagnosed out of state. The remaining 81 cases were reported on Oahu, where two cases were removed from the record due to “updated information,” according to the Department of Health.
Of the 10 deaths, seven occurred between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center. The total included three on the Big Island, two on Oahu and five were on Maui. The most recent deaths included two on Oahu and one on the Big Island, although dates of death were not specified by state officials.
The average number of new cases reported daily this week on Oahu has been on the decline, with an average of 68 cases recorded per day during the last week. Approximately 3.4% of tests conducted last week returned positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Roughly a third of all coronavirus cases identified in the state so far have been among people under 30 years old. At least 961 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Hawaii since the start of the pandemic, approximately 7% of everyone diagnosed.
Of the 13,674 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hawaii, 95% have been local residents.
There are currently 135 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Hawaii, including 26 people in intensive care units. Eighteen COVID-19 patients are on ventilators. Hawaii hospital beds are 65% full and intensive care units are 54% full, including both COVID-19 patients and other patients.
Source: The City and County of Honolulu * The current case numbers and test positivity rate may not correlate with the metrics set for a specific tier as the county must spend at least four consecutive weeks in a tier and meet the metrics for the next tier before advancing, according to the reopening plan. More information of the City and County of Honolulu’s reopening strategy as well as details of the restrictions of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 can be found at oneoahu.org
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