Hawaii health officials reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 61 on Oahu, one on the Big Island, eight on Maui, and one Hawaii resident diagnosed out of state.
On Monday state health officials announced 60 COVID-19 related deaths dating back to August 2020 previously went unreported, including 51 deaths on Oahu, six on Hawaii island, and three on Maui. Some of those Hawaii island deaths had been previously reported by local county authorities.
The official state death toll from the virus now stands at 401. That fatality count includes 53 deaths on Hawaii island, one on Kauai, 24 on Maui, 320 on Oahu and three deaths of Hawaii residents who died out of 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, 2.5% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure was 3% and in Maui County, it was 3.7%.
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