Hawaii health officials recorded one death on Oahu and 101 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday.

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.

Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that the state is moving forward with launching its pre-travel testing plan on Oct. 15, despite objections from neighbor island mayors and the Honolulu City councilman who represents Waikiki.

The governor also said the state will receive 420,000 rapid antigen tests for use at health care facilities and schools.

There are approximately 2,309 people with active infections being monitored in Hawaii. The number of people hospitalized decreased by six people Thursday to 109 hospitalized. Another 35 people remain in intensive care units. Hawaii hospital beds are at 65% full and intensive care units are 55% full, including both COVID-19 patients and other patients.

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.

For more information, check the Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site.

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

COVID-19 Cases
Tests Performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 1
Current Tier*
Daily Case Count
Test Positivity
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

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

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