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Hawaii recorded 90 new cases of COVID-19 statewide with 58 on Oahu, 16 on Big Island and 16 in Maui County, where there is a growing outbreak on Lanai.
There were three more deaths, all on Oahu, bringing the official death total statewide to 212. Civil Beat calculates at least 224 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, which includes confirmed deaths that have not been recorded yet by the Department of Health.
Lanai island, home to fewer than 3,000 people, is part of Maui County. Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said Friday that he was asking the governor to approve placing the island on lockdown effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Lanai has limited medical resources and patients needing intensive hospital care for coronavirus complications would likely be flown to Maui. Almost 20 of the cases reported on Lanai have not been verified by state officials and added to the state’s tally.
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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