High case counts continued Friday, with 264 new COVID-19 diagnoses recorded by state health officials, along with four COVID-19 related deaths on Oahu.

The islands have not seen daily case counts at this scale since last summer.

Among the latest infections were 202 on Oahu, 22 on Maui, 10 on the Big Island, three on Kauai, two on Molokai, and 25 residents diagnosed out of state.

These are infections that laboratories submitted electronically to the Department of Health on Wednesday.

Reporting Lag

No further details were provided about four deaths recorded Friday, which took the official state death toll from the virus to 303. Civil Beat calculates at least 309 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.

Across the state, 3.4% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. That positivity rate has been swayed most 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 as of Jan. 2, most of them on Oahu, according to 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

COVID-19 Cases
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
Daily Case Count
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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