The Hilo Medical Center reported one more death on Hawaii island that is not yet reflected in the state’s fatality count. Hawaii County has seen 34 deaths, including 27 from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, five community members who died at the Hilo Medical Center, and two who died at the Life Care Center in Hilo.
Of the new cases documented Thursday, Hawaii County reported 14, Maui reported one, and Oahu reported 86 cases.
Statewide, the average number of positive COVID-19 test results reported daily has hovered around 2.5% during the last week. The state has seen an average of 91 new cases documented daily during the past week.
The Department of Health has recorded 164 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that does not include 19 deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 183 deaths so far, which includes 34 deaths in Hawaii County. Lags in state reporting are common as state health officials wait for information to verify COVID-19 fatalities.
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