Hawaii is reporting 4 additional deaths from the coronavirus on Oahu and 110 new infections statewide

UPDATE 4:15 pm:

The four new Hawaii coronavirus-related deaths reported today include three men and a woman. All died on Oahu.

The woman was in her eighties with underlying conditions and died in a hospital. The three men – one in their 30s, one in their 40s and the third in their 60s – had also been hospitalized with underlying conditions, health ministry officials said this afternoon.


Hawaii health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 110 new infections statewide, bringing the total to 278 deaths and 19,590 cases since the start of the pandemic.

No further information was immediately available from the state about the latest deaths.

The State Department of Health’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 215 deaths on Oahu, 43 on the island of Hawaii, 17 on Maui, one on Kauai and two Hawaii residents who died on the mainland.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said today that the COVID-19 death toll in Big Island has increased by one to fifty after a Big Island resident died with the virus on Oahu. It was immediately unclear whether the Big Island resident was among the deaths reported by the Department of Health today, but the state death toll for the island of Hawaii remained unchanged today.

The death toll from the US coronavirus was more than 306,000 today and the number of cases of infection since the start of the pandemic is approaching 17 million.

The current new statewide infection cases reported by the health department include 85 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, five on the Big Island and six Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

The statistics released today reflect the new cases reported to the department until 11:59 p.m. Monday.

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Health officials counted 3,662 new COVID-19 test results, for a statewide positivity rate of 2.8%.

The total number of coronavirus cases per island since the outbreak started is 16,543 in Oahu, 1,748 in Hawaii County, 728 in Maui, 134 in Kauai, 106 in Lanai and 22 in Molokai. There are also 309 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

Hawaii health officials said of the total number of infections in the state, 1,470 cases are considered active. Health officials say they consider infections reported in the past 14 days as a “proxy number for active cases.” The number of active cases in the state is up 35 today.

Per island, Oahu has 1,125 active cases, Maui has 179, Big Island has 142, Kauai has 20, and Molokai has four, according to the latest count.

Of all confirmed cases of infection in Hawaii, 1,382 require hospitalizations, with eight new hospitalizations – six on Oahu and one on Maui and the island of Hawaii – reported today by state health officials.

Three hospital admissions in the state are Hawaii residents who have been diagnosed and treated out of state. Of the 1,379 hospital admissions in the state, 1,215 have been on Oahu, 83 on the Big Island, 68 on Maui, seven on Kauai, five on Lanai, and one on Molokai.

According to the latest information from the department’s Hawaii COVID-19 data dashboard, as of Tuesday afternoon, a total of 60 patients with the virus were in hospitals in Hawaii, 19 of them in intensive care units and 18 on ventilators.

Oahu moved to the less restrictive Tier 2 of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s economic recovery plan on Oct. 22 on Oct. 22. The mayor’s office says the city has a “weekly review” of two key COVID-19 numbers every Wednesday. To move from Level 2 to Level 3, the 7-day mean of new cases on two consecutive Wednesdays must be less than 50. Also, the seven-day mean positivity rate on those two Wednesdays must be less than 2.5%.

The seven-day average number of cases for Oahu is 89, and the positivity rate is 3.1%, Caldwell said.