Health officials reported 78 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Wednesday, including 63 on Oahu, one on the Big Island, one on Kauai, four on Maui. Nine residents were diagnosed out of state.

No new deaths were reported Wednesday. The state’s official death toll is 244. Civil Beat calculates at least 259 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including 15 deaths on Hawaii island that are pending medical verification by the state. The Hawaii County Civil Defense has recorded 49 deaths on the Big Island.

The cases announced Wednesday reflect laboratory tests electronically reported to the Department of Health through Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

Health officials have documented 1,250 new cases during the last two weeks. Many cases have been associated with ongoing outbreaks at correctional facilities.

Other recent clusters of infection have affected coffee shop employees, restaurants coworkers, and a bar patron and bartender. On Oahu, DOH investigators are tracking four clusters in unspecified educational settings that have infected at least two dozen people within the span of two weeks.

Reporting Lag

According to Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, the COVID-19 case reports are based on test results from laboratories statewide and include test results from both residents and tourists tested within the state.

The results of Hawaii residents who test positive out of state also are included, as well as cases confirmed among military service members and their family, although military cases are not specifically indicated.

If a visitor takes a test outside of Hawaii, those test results are reported to their home state health authorities and would not be reflected in the Hawaii health department’s reports. In some cases, rapid point-of-care testing results are not submitted to the DOH and are not included in these daily reports either.

For more information, check this Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site or this state site, and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also provides this comprehensive dashboard.

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

18,044
COVID-19 Cases
259
Deaths
677,445
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
64
Daily Case Count
2.1%
Test Positivity
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

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

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