Health officials reported 129 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday, including 79 on Oahu, 33 on Maui, 13 on the Big Island and one on Kauai. Three Hawaii residents were diagnosed out of state.
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There are currently 67 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Hawaii, including 14 people in intensive care.
Roughly 15% of cases diagnosed in December were associated with travel, with the bulk of cases in Hawaii being spread in the community.
There were no new deaths reported Thursday. The state’s official state death toll from the virus is 285. Civil Beat calculates at least 290 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including five deaths on Hawaii island that are still pending medical verification by the state.
There were 1,733 cases diagnosed in the past two weeks — a metric that the health department uses to estimate how many people have active infections.
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