The new cases include 60 on Oahu, eight on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and two on Lanai, where an outbreak is growing. Six residents were diagnosed out of state. Two deaths were reported on Oahu. One person formerly listed as diagnosed on Maui was recategorized as a resident of Lanai.
The statewide official death toll is 215 and the state’s COVID-19 death rate is 1.44%.
Civil Beat calculates at least 225 people have died from the disease in Hawaii including confirmed deaths on Hawaii island that have not been recorded yet by the Department of Health due to medical verification lags.
Hospitalizations statewide are still on the decline, with 61 people currently hospitalized including 15 people in intensive care. Of all the cases identified in Hawaii since March, 7% have required hospitalization and 95% were residents.
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