Hawaii health officials reported one Oahu death and 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 75 on Oahu, 24 on Maui, five on the Big Island, and 11 residents diagnosed out of state.

The official state death toll from the virus is 407.

About 137,100 vaccine doses have been administered as of Friday, according to the health department. Hawaii is currently in phase 1b of the vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers.

The Department of Health is investigating two COVID-19 case clusters that have infected nine hotel employees as of Thursday, including people who work in housekeeping and concierge departments at unspecified locations.

Health officials believe employees did not distance enough in the lunch room and masks were used improperly, according to a case cluster report published weekly. Risk for virus transmission is highest when people are within six feet of each other for at least 15 minutes. Investigators also cited “potentially inadequate measures to reduce environmental contamination when turning over rooms between guests.”

The case cluster report continued, “Because hotel industry employees have contact with travelers arriving from parts of the world that may be experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19, concern is heightened that those working in and adjacent to the hotel and accommodation industry could be a source of local outbreaks if they contract COVID-19 at work and then transmit it to household members and other community contacts.”

The largest clusters in the state have been associated with correctional facilities. Other recent outbreaks have been associated with restaurants, the food supply industry and the construction and industrial sectors.

A cluster of 123 cases among residents of a Kahului condominium on Maui is still under investigation by health authorities.

Reporting Lag

Across the state, 2.5% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure was 2.9% and in Maui County, it was the highest at 3.9%, although Friday marked the first decline to Maui’s rate in about a week.

Three more hospitalizations were recorded Friday. Approximately 83 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with 20 people in intensive care units and 16 using ventilators, down from 25 people reported to be using ventilators Thursday.

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

25,656
COVID-19 Cases
407
Deaths
973,434
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
79
Daily Case Count
2.9%
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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