Hawaii health officials reported 172 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Monday, including 108 on Oahu, 33 on Maui, 20 on the Big Island, one on Kauai and 10 residents diagnosed out of state.
The state has seen an average of 189 new cases a day in the last week – up from about an average of 100 cases a month ago.
Monday’s case numbers are based on data reported to the Department of Health by labs across the state on Saturday.
Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state posts new data daily at noon. 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.
The official state death toll from the virus remains at 309. Civil Beat calculates at least 315 people have died from the disease, including six deaths on Hawaii island confirmed by local county authorities still pending medical verification by the state.
Across the state, 3.4% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure is 4.4%.
Approximately 129 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Friday, with 24 people in intensive care units and 20 using ventilators for breathing support.
More than half of all cases diagnosed in the islands to date have been among people younger than 39 years old, but those in that age cohort account for the fewest number of hospitalizations and deaths.
Approximately 82% of those who have died because of COVID-19 related issues in Hawaii were older than 60.
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