Health officials reported 241 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday, including 190 on Oahu, 28 in Maui County, 13 on the Big Island, one in Kauai and nine residents who were diagnosed out of the state. One new death was reported on Oahu.

To date, 21,638 people in Hawaii have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 1,727 in the past two weeks.

Nationwide, the number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 rose above 20 million, with 347,517 deaths.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the latest figures “very troubling” and said in a post on Twitter that the case number and a positivity rate of 4.1% “is the highest Oahu has seen since we reopened our island last summer.” He said the increase could be part of a holiday surge and expressed hope it would be short-lived.

Statewide, the two-week test positivity rate was 3.1%, according to Hawaii’s Department of Health.

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 289. Civil Beat calculates at least 294 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including five deaths on Hawaii island that are still pending medical verification by the state.

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

21,638
COVID-19 Cases
294
Deaths
816,811
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
93
Daily Case Count
4.1%
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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