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The newest COVID-19 cases recorded included 52 on Oahu, 18 in Maui County, 29 on the Big Island and three residents diagnosed out of state.
An outbreak of cases on Lanai has affected 20 people in two days, Hawaii News Now reported. Lanai island, home to fewer than 3,000 people, is part of Maui County. Lanai has limited medical resources and patients needing intensive hospital care for coronavirus complications would likely be flown to Maui.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports 40 deaths to date, but a dozen of those fatalities are not yet reflected in the state’s reports. The state’s official COVID-19 death toll stands at 206. Civil Beat calculates at least 218 people have died from the disease in Hawaii.
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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