Hawaii health officials reported 67 new COVID-19 infections statewide on Thursday, including 45 on Oahu, eight on Maui, seven on the Big Island, one on Kauai, one on Molokai and five residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii.

One death on Oahu pushed the death toll statewide to 428.

State health officials said Thursday that an electronic laboratory reporting system error that interrupted its tracking occurred sometime after Sunday, and would likely continue to contribute to an artificial increase cases for the next day or two.

Hundreds of vaccination appointments have been canceled or rescheduled as the state waits on delayed shipments of COVID-19 vaccine amid severe winter weather on the continent, DOH spokesperson Brooks Baehr said this week.

Vaccine clinics including one at the Blaisdell Center operated by The Queen’s Health Systems, a clinic at Leeward Community College and another at Kamehameha Schools on Hawaii island have all been affected, Hawaii News Now reported.

To date, clinics and pharmacies have given more than 276,603 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since December. About 12.5% of the state’s entire population has received at least the first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Hawaii is still in phase 1b of its vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers. About 55% of all seniors 75 and older have been vaccinated, the state reported Thursday.

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

There are currently 39 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Hawaii, including 12 in intensive care and eight people on ventilators. During the last peak of infections in September, as many as 50 people needed ventilators.

Reporting Lag

Statewide, 0.9% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. That figure is 1.5% on Maui and 1% on Oahu. Hawaii island and Kauai County had fewer than 1% of patients test positive for COVID in the last week.

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

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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