16 new COVID-19 cases reported, pushing statewide total to 835

16 new COVID-19 cases reported, pushing statewide total to 835
Hawaii has one of the nation's lowest infection rates for COVID-19. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After seeing several days of single-digit increases, Hawaii is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as several known clusters continue to grow.

The Health Department’s report doesn’t include four new cases reported on Kauai. Those cases will be in Thursday’s total.

Here’s the latest:

  • Thirteen of the 16 new cases are on Oahu, and seven are connected to clusters in Wahiawa and Waianae.
  • Two Hawaii residents were diagnosed out of state ― one in Arizona and Nevada.
  • There was one new case on the Big Island.
  • Some 686 people statewide have been released from isolation, up 16 from Tuesday. The new cases bring the new statewide total to 835.
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in Hawaii stands at 17.
  • One more person required hospitalization, bringing the total to 105.

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Here’s the latest county-by-county breakdown of confirmed positives:

OAHU

  • Total cases: 584
  • Released from isolation: 470
  • Required hospitalization: 76
  • Deaths: 11

MAUI COUNTY

  • Total cases: 122 (includes 2 on Molokai)
  • Released from isolation: 113
  • Required hospitalization: 25
  • Deaths: 6

KAUAI

  • Total cases: 29
  • Released from isolation: 20
  • Required hospitalization: 1
  • Deaths: 0

BIG ISLAND

  • Total cases: 86
  • Released from isolation: 83
  • Required hospitalization: 2
  • Deaths: 0

UNASSIGNED

  • Hawaii residents diagnosed out-of-state: 14
  • Pending assignment to county: 0

Note: “Released from isolation” means it’s been three days since a patient has exhibited symptoms or seven since they first got sick, whichever is longest.

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