Hawaii reports 134 new coronavirus infections statewide

Hawaii health officials today reported 134 new coronavirus infections nationwide, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 20,351 cases.

The official state balance of coronavirus remains at 282, with no new deaths reported today.

The state Department of Coronavirus’s official health record includes 218 deaths on Oahu, 44 on the island of Hawaii, 17 on Maui, one on Kauai and two Hawaiian residents who died on the mainland. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said today that the number of COVID-19 deaths on the Big Island remains at 50, but health officials have not yet checked the coronavirus as a factor in several of those deaths on the island of Hawaii.

The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States was more than 317,000 today.

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New cases of infection nationwide reported today by the Department of Health include 104 on Oahu, 13 on the Big Island, 14 on Maui, one on Kauai and two Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside the state, officials said.

Today was the sixth consecutive day of the number of new three-digit infections reported by the state.

Statistics released today reflect new cases reported to the department by Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

The total number of coronavirus cases on islands since the beginning of the outbreak is 17,158 on Oahu, 1,816 in Hawaii County, 913 on Maui, 138 on Kauai, 106 on Lanai and 22 on Molokai. There are also 326 Hawaiian residents diagnosed outside the state.

Hawaiian health officials say 1,688 of the state’s total number of infections are considered active. Health officials say they believe infections reported in the last 14 days are a “proxy number for active cases”. The number of active cases in the state increased today by 56.

On the islands, Oahu has 1,323 active cases, Maui has 178, Big Island has 170, and Kauai has 17, according to the latest issue. Molokai no longer has an active COVID case.

Of all the confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,413 required hospitalizations, and one hospitalization was reported today by state health officials.

Oahu moved to the less restrictive Level 2 of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s four-tier economic recovery plan on October 22nd. two key numbers COVID-19 every Wednesday. To move from level 3 to level 2, the 7-day average of new cases must be below 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. Also, the average 7-day positivity rate should be below 2.5% on those two Wednesdays.

Today, the average number of 7-day cases for Oahu is 105, and the positivity rate is 3.6%, according to Caldwell.

This breaking news will be updated as more information becomes available.