Hawaii reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, pushing statewide total to 850

Hawaii reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, pushing statewide total to 850
FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Hawaii state Department of Health microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates the process for testing a sample for coronavirus at the department's laboratory in Pearl City, Hawaii. (Source: Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the statewide total to 850

Twelve of the new cases are on Oahu and the remaining four are on Kauai.

Meanwhile, one case was removed from the total because of updated testing information. The state also amended its daily tally. Initially, the Health Department reported 17 new cases.

Here’s the latest:

  • Some 696 people statewide have been released from isolation, up 10 from the day before.
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in Hawaii stands at 17.
  • Four more people required hospitalization, bringing the total to 109.

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

OAHU

  • Total cases: 595
  • Released from isolation: 479
  • Required hospitalization: 80
  • Deaths: 11

MAUI COUNTY

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

KAUAI

  • Total cases: 33
  • Released from isolation: 20
  • Required hospitalization: 1
  • Deaths: 0

BIG ISLAND

  • Total cases: 86
  • Released from isolation: 84
  • 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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