Hawaii health officials reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with the deaths of five people on Oahu and one person in Hawaii County.
The cases announced Sunday included 105 on Oahu, 34 on Maui, six on the Big Island, and eight residents diagnosed out of state. No new cases were reported on Kauai.
The official state death toll from the virus is 342. Civil Beat calculates at least 347 people have died from the disease, including five deaths on Hawaii island confirmed by local authorities still pending medical verification by the state.
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 3.0% and in Maui County, it was 3.5%.
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