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Hawaii health officials reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and confirmed another death on the Big Island that was previously reported by Hawaii county officials.
The new cases documented Friday include 74 on Oahu, 14 on Hawaii island, three on Maui, one on Kauai and two on Lanai, where an outbreak is growing. One case from Hawaii and one case from Kauai were removed from the counts, according to the Department of Health.
The statewide official death toll is 216 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. One new hospitalization was announced Friday. There are 62 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 including 15 people in intensive care and eight using ventilators.
Approximately 3,014 people with active infections are currently being monitored by state officials. 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
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