Hawaii health officials reported 118 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Wednesday.
Of those new cases, 85 were on Oahu, 23 were on the Big Island, six were on Maui, three were on Kauai and one was a resident diagnosed out of state.
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There have been 1,376 new cases reported statewide in the last two weeks. Health officials use the number of cases reported in the past 14 days as a rough approximation of the number of active cases, or people who could still be infectious.
As of Wednesday, 77 people statewide were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 16 people in intensive care.
Gatherings of up to 10 people would be allowed in Tier 3, but Oahu must maintain a seven-day average of 49 or fewer daily cases, and a seven-day average positivity rate below 2.49% for two weeks straight.
Civil Beat calculates at least 239 people have died from the disease in Hawaii including 17 deaths on Hawaii island that have not been recorded yet by the Department of Health due to medical verification lags. The statewide official death toll remains 222.
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