Health officials reported 322 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Thursday — the largest daily number recorded in the islands since September.

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.

Reporting Lag

Across the state, 3.5% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

That positivity rate is influenced by increasing case rates on Oahu and in Maui County.

More than 25,470 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state, most of them on Oahu, according to new information posted online by health authorities. State officials said the islands have received 83,000 doses to date.

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

22,631
COVID-19 Cases
305
Deaths
849,892
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
113
Daily Case Count
4.4%
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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