Hawaii records 2 more deaths and 202 new coronavirus cases – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

On the Honolulu Star-Advertisers “Spotlight Hawaii” today, Green revealed the 202 new cases and said 66 individuals with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized. He stated todays new cases came as a result from 2,726 tests for a favorable rate of 7.4%.

The 2 latest deaths were Oahu males between 40-59 years of ages, a minimum of one of whom had underlying health conditions, health authorities said. The statewide death toll now stands at 38.

Health officials later validated the new-case figure in a press release and said of the 202 newly identified cases of COVID-19, 197 are on Oahu, while Hawaii island and Kauai each had 2, and Maui reported one.

Hawaii has recorded 2 more deaths and another 202 new coronavirus cases today, according to state authorities and Lt. Gov. Josh Green.

They said there are numerous clusters of infections, including five at restaurants; “however, each includes a few workers at single locations, and no transmission to clients has actually been determined at this time. A staff member potluck at Honolulu Hale is a possible transmission source for 11 cases of disease among City and County of Honolulu workers.”

State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated in a news release, “The essential factor to keep in mind is, community-associated infections continue to be the accountable for the rise in COVID-19 cases in the previous week and a half. The department is investigating these cases and working with these establishments on quarantine and avoidance measures for their personnel. There is no risk to the public at this time and no cases beyond the employees.

The statewide overall for coronavirus cases given that the pandemic began is now 3,958.

Thirty-one coronavirus-related deaths have been on Oahu, 6 on Maui, and one was a Kauai resident who passed away on the mainland.

Anderson extended condolences to the friends and family of four Oahu males whose coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday and today.

The deaths of 2 of the men, both over 60-years-old, were reported Tuesday afternoon but consisted of in todays counts. Investigations into all of the deaths are ongoing, officials stated.

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Hawaiis coronavirus case overall consists of 3,558 on Oahu, 191 in Maui County, 135 on Hawaii island, and 51 in Kauai County, according to health officials. The total likewise includes 23 Hawaii citizens diagnosed beyond the state.

Of all the validated Hawaii cases, 260 have needed hospitalizations, with 9 new Oahu hospitalizations reported today, health officials stated.

Since today, 2,255 infections in Hawaii are understood to be active cases, with an overall of 1,665 patients now classified by health officials as “released from seclusion,” or about 42% of those contaminated. The classification counts those contaminated individuals who have satisfied the criteria for being released from isolation. The state reported 38 new release cases today, 34 on Oahu and 2 each on the Big Island and Maui.

Of the 150,233 coronavirus tests performed so far by state and scientific laboratories in Hawaii since the start of the outbreak, about 2.6% have actually been favorable.

Two hospitalizations in the statewide count are Hawaii homeowners who were identified and dealt with outside the state. Of the 258 hospitalizations within the state, 226 have been on Oahu, 26 on Maui, 5 on Hawaii island, and one on Kauai.

By county, Honolulu has actually seen 1,345 patients released from seclusion, and Maui has actually had 155 clients launched. Hawaii County has 16 active infections, while Kauai has five, according to Health Department figures.

State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said in a news release, “The crucial factor to keep in mind is, community-associated infections continue to be the responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases in the past week and a half. The department is investigating these cases and working with these establishments on quarantine and avoidance measures for their staff. There is no threat to the public at this time and no cases beyond the workers. As of today, 2,255 infections in Hawaii are understood to be active cases, with an overall of 1,665 clients now classified by health authorities as “released from seclusion,” or about 42% of those contaminated. The state reported 38 brand-new release cases today, 34 on Oahu and two each on the Big Island and Maui.

Correction: The coronavirus case overall for Hawaii island considering that the pandemic started is 135 as of today. An earlier variation of this story had a bigger number.