Hawaii health officials reported 74 new cases Wednesday, including 41 on Oahu, 23 on Maui, four on the Big Island, and six Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state

Four new fatalities were recorded on Oahu. The state COVID-19 death toll is 414.

Dr. Sarah Kemble, the acting state epidemiologist, said the most recent wave of cases that peaked in January appears to have plateaued.

“I’m pleased to see our seven-day averages appear to be stabilized and may be on the decline, I’m cautious to say, after travel over the holidays,” she said at a press conference Tuesday.

She cautioned people to avoid gathering, especially for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

“We’re heading into Super Bowl season, she said. “There are temptations everywhere.”

Hawaii is currently in phase 1b of its vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers. At least 171,705 doses of vaccine have been administered to date, according to the Department of Health.

Reporting Lag

In Maui County, 3.2% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Maui County’s rate of positive tests has been the highest in the state for about two weeks, but case counts in the county have declined since last week.

Statewide, 2% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19.

Approximately 61 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with 19 people in intensive care units and 15 using ventilators.

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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