Hawaii county officials announced eight new coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday afternoon, taking the Big Island’s death toll to 48. To date, seven of those deaths have been associated with Hilo Medical Center, four occurred at Kona Community Hospital, 10 at Life Care Center of Hilo, and 27 at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.
Civil Beat calculates at least 236 people have died from the disease in Hawaii including the latest confirmed 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 at 219 and the state’s COVID-19 death rate is 1.45%.
As of Wednesday, 57 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were hospitalized, including 11 in intensive care and eight COVID-19 patients on ventilators.
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