Hawaii health officials today reported two coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 123 new coronavirus infections statewide, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 233 fatalities and 17,220 cases.
No further information was immediately released on the latest fatalities.
The official state Department of Health coronavirus-related death toll includes 182 fatalities on Oahu, 32 on Hawaii island, 17 on Maui, and two Hawaii residents who died on the mainland. On Saturday, health officials announced seven new deaths, all on Oahu. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said Saturday that the Big Island’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 49, however, state health officials have yet to verify coronavirus as a factor in 17 of those deaths.
The U.S. coronavirus death toll was more than 256,000 today as the nation surpassed 12 million cases.
Today’s new infection cases in Hawaii include 97 on Oahu, 14 on the Big Island, six on Kauai, four on Maui, and two Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state, according to the Health Department. As a result of updated information, one previous infection case from Oahu was removed from the state’s tally.
The statistics released today reflect the new cases reported to the department through 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Department officials said today’s new case count came from 5,342 COVID-19 tests, for a 2.3% statewide positivity rate.
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Today’s total coronavirus cases by island since the start of the outbreak are 14,794 on Oahu, 1,541 in Hawaii County, 484 on Maui, 106 on Lanai, 97 on Kauai, and 17 on Molokai.…