Hawaii health officials reported 70 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 33 on Oahu, 25 on Maui, five on the Big Island and seven residents diagnosed out of state.

One fatality on Oahu took the state COVID-19 death toll to 425.

About 10.8% of Hawaii’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health. About 236,649 COVID-19 vaccine doses total have been administered in the islands as of Thursday.

Hawaii remains in phase 1b of its vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers. Half the state’s estimated population of people 75 and older have received their first dose, according to data posted by DOH this week.

The third phase of Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan is scheduled to launch in March. That phase, 1c, will include people 65 and older along with other essential workers and people with underlying health conditions.

Reporting Lag

At least two people on Oahu were confirmed to be infected with a highly contagious variant of COVID-19 that originated in the United Kingdom. A health department spokesman said neither patient had a recent history of travel, meaning the virus is likely circulating in the community.

Infection rates have stabilized on Oahu and Maui in recent weeks after cases peaked following the holiday season. Statewide, 1.3% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. That figure is 2.2% on Maui and 1.5% on Oahu. If Oahu maintains an average of fewer than 50 new cases daily for two weeks and its rate of positive tests stays below 2.5%, residents could see the lifting of some restrictions and a move to Tier 3.

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. You can also learn about our daily COVID-19 tracker here.

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

26,743
COVID-19 Cases
425
Deaths
1,023,552
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
45
Daily Case Count
1.5%
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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