Health officials reported 10 deaths and 143 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Wednesday, including 85 on Oahu, 29 on Maui, eight on the Big Island, three on Kauai, one on Molokai and 17 residents diagnosed out of state.
Nine deaths were on Oahu and one was on Maui. No further details were immediately available.
To date, 22,310 people in Hawaii have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 1,543 in the past two weeks.
The official state death toll from the virus is now 299. Civil Beat calculates at least 305 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including six deaths on Hawaii island confirmed by local county authorities that are 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. The figures include new cases reported on Friday. 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, 3.5% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
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
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