Hawaii health officials reported 108 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday including 86 on Oahu, 16 on Maui, one each on the Big Island, Lanai and Kauai, and three residents diagnosed out of state.
A second person on Oahu also was confirmed to have a more contagious variant of COVID-19 that originated in the United Kingdom, the state Department of Health said Saturday. The first case was reported on Friday, also on Oahu.
The new cases raised the state’s total to 26,393. No new fatalities were reported. The state COVID-19 death toll is 416. The state reported 1,318 cases in the past 14 days.
Due to updated information, one case from Oahu was moved from the counts. The Health Department also said one case was a Lanai resident whose exposure was on Maui and who will remain on Maui for the interim.
Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state posts new data daily at noon. Daily reports reflect laboratory results collected up until 11:59 p.m. two days prior, leaving a 36-hour lag between when results are submitted to the Department of Health and when the state reports them publicly.
Statewide, 1.8% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. That figure was 2.4% on Oahu and 2.2% in Maui County. Oahu has been in Tier 2 of its reopening plan since October.
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