Oahu at present recorded the third straight day of triple-digit new coronavirus circumstances simply because the state surpassed 20,000 whole infections because the outbreak started.
“Whereas a lot of the eye these days has been round vaccines, our metrics are trending within the unsuitable path,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell mentioned in a tweet. “I do know we’re drained, however we can not ignore this surge.”
Hawaii well being officers at present reported 156 new coronavirus infections statewide, bringing the full because the begin of the pandemic to twenty,015 circumstances.
The state’s official coronavirus-related demise toll stays at 281 with no new deaths reported at present.
The official state Division of Well being coronavirus-related demise toll contains 217 fatalities on Oahu, 44 on Hawaii island, 17 on Maui, one on Kauai, and two Hawaii residents who died on the mainland.
The Hawaii County Civil Protection Company mentioned at present that the Huge Island’s COVID-19 demise toll stays at 50. The state’s demise toll for Hawaii island stood at 44. Well being officers have but to confirm coronavirus as a consider six Hawaii island deaths.
The U.S. coronavirus demise toll was greater than 315,000 at present with an infection circumstances over 17.5 million because the begin of the pandemic.
At present’s new statewide an infection circumstances reported by the Well being Division embrace 116 on Oahu, 21 on the Huge Island, 14 on Maui, 4 Hawaii residents recognized outdoors the state, and one on Kauai.
The statistics launched at present replicate the brand new circumstances reported to the division by way of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
Oahu’s case rely contains coronavirus infections at prisons. Hawaii Division of Public Security mentioned at present 55 inmates at Halawa Correctional Facility have examined optimistic out of 238 assessments. As well as, eight employees on the facility additionally examined optimistic.
“Surge testing, with the help of the Division of Well being and Hawaii Nationwide Guard and Challenge Imaginative and prescient Hawaii, will proceed till there aren’t any new optimistic circumstances on the facility,” in accordance with a information launch.
Well being officers counted 6,046 COVID-19 new check outcomes, for a 2.58% statewide positivity price.
The overall variety of coronavirus circumstances by island because the begin of the outbreak are 16,876 on Oahu, 1,790 in Hawaii County, 760 on Maui, 137 on Kauai, 106 on Lanai, and 22 on Molokai. There are additionally 324 Hawaii residents recognized outdoors of the state.
Hawaii well being officers mentioned that of the state’s whole an infection rely, 1,529 circumstances are thought of to be lively. Well being officers say they think about infections reported up to now 14 days to be a “proxy quantity for lively circumstances.” The variety of lively circumstances within the state rose by 40 at present.
By island, Oahu has 1,186 lively circumstances, Maui has 167, Huge Island has 156, Kauai has 17, and Molokai has three, in accordance with the most recent tally.
Of all of the confirmed Hawaii an infection circumstances, 1,405 have required hospitalizations, with 11 hospitalizations reported at present by state well being officers.
Three hospitalizations within the statewide rely are Hawaii residents who have been recognized and handled outdoors the state. Of the 1,402 hospitalizations inside the state, 1,235 have been on Oahu, 84 on the Huge Island, 70 on Maui, seven on Kauai, 5 on Lanai, and one on Molokai.
In line with the most recent data from the division’s Hawaii COVID-19 knowledge dashboard, a complete of 60 sufferers with the virus have been in Hawaii hospitals as of midday Friday, with 16 in intensive care models and 7 on ventilators.
Oahu moved to the less-restrictive Tier 2 of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s four-tier financial restoration plan on Oct. 22. The mayor’s workplace says that to gauge whether or not Honolulu will transfer to a special tier, town takes a “weekly evaluation” of two key COVID-19 numbers every Wednesday. To maneuver to Tier 3 from Tier 2, the 7-day common of recent circumstances should be under 50 on two consecutive Wednesdays. Additionally, the 7-day common positivity price should be under 2.5% on these two Wednesdays.
At present’s seven-day common case rely for Oahu is 95 and the positivity price is 3.4%, in accordance with Caldwell.
This breaking information story can be up to date as extra data turns into obtainable.