Health officials reported 76 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Tuesday, including 55 on Oahu, 10 in Maui County, seven on the Big Island and four residents who were diagnosed out of the state. There were no new fatalities reported.
To date, 21,103 people in Hawaii have been diagnosed with COVID-19, of which 1,452 have required hospitalization.
Maui currently leads the state in the highest number of cases per capita on average over the past week. The county, which includes Maui, Molokai and Lanai, has recently seen an average of 10.8 cases per 100,000 people. That’s higher than Oahu at 7.1, Big Island at 3.5 and Kauai at 1.2 new cases per 100,000 people on average over the seven-day period ending Sunday.
Nationwide, more than 19 million people have had the coronavirus and roughly 0.1% of the country — one out of every 1,000 people — has died from it in the last year.
Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state posts new data daily at noon. The daily reports reflect laboratory results collected up until 11:59 p.m. two days prior, leaving a 36-hour lag between when results are submitted to the Department of Health and when the state reports them publicly.
Roughly 15% of cases diagnosed in December were associated with travel, with the bulk of cases in Hawaii being spread in the community.
The 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.
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