Hawaii health officials recorded two deaths on Oahu and 155 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday — the highest single-day increase since Sept. 7.
The Hilo Medical Center reported two more deaths on Hawaii island that are not yet reflected in the state’s fatality count. Hawaii County has seen 36 deaths to date, including 27 from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, six community members who died at the Hilo Medical Center, and two who died at the Life Care Center in Hilo.
Hawaii County reported 45 new cases Friday. One resident was diagnosed out of state and the rest of the new infections were recorded on Oahu.
The Department of Health has recorded 166 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that does not include 19 deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 187 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
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