Thirty of those cases were among patients whose diagnoses date back to Dec. 20, “due to a reporting lag at one facility,” according to an emailed statement from Department of Health Spokeswoman Janice Okubo.
Among the new cases were 213 on Oahu, 56 on Maui, 18 on the Big Island, one on Kauai, and 34 residents diagnosed out of state.
The cases reflect infections reported by local laboratories to Hawaii health officials through Tuesday.
To date, 22,631 people in Hawaii have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 1,831 in the past two weeks.
The official state death toll from the virus is 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. 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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