Hawaii health officials announced four deaths on Oahu and 132 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 98 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, five on the Big Island, one on Kauai and nine residents diagnosed out of state.
The official state death toll from the virus is 332. Civil Beat calculates at least 338 people have died from the disease, including six deaths on Hawaii island confirmed by local authorities still pending medical verification by the state.
According to the data-modeling site Rt.live, Hawaii ranks among the highest in the nation for the rate at which new cases are growing, based on the average number of people who become infected by someone with the virus. That number is currently at 1.14.
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.
Across the state, 2.4% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure was 2.9%.
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