28 new cases of COVID-19 reported as number of people hospitalized jumps by 10

Hundreds of people turned out to a drive-thru test site Saturday in Waipio.
Hundreds of people turned out to a drive-thru test site Saturday in Waipio.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Jul. 19, 2020 at 5:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state reported 28 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, pushing the total number of cases statewide to 1,381.

Officials said Oahu led the state with 25 of the new cases. As a result of updated information, one case previously reported was removed from Oahu’s count.

The number of people released from isolation was at 1,043.

Also on Sunday, the state reported 10 new hospitalizations, all on Oahu. The total number of people hospitalized since the start of the pandemic is 150.

The state’s death toll remains at 24.

“These deaths are tragic, horrible, and most importantly, preventable,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell previously said. “There are steps you can take today to reduce the further loss of life to this disease. Wearing a mask helps slow the spread of COVID-19.”

The state continues to monitor clusters at several care homes, gyms and following gatherings.

Anderson said while there is still capacity at Hawaii hospitals, now is the time to take precautions to ensure the numbers don’t swell. He said about 20 new cases a day may be Hawaii’s “new normal.”

“We can only open our schools, and keep our businesses open if we can keep these numbers down,” he said.

The state Health Department also reported:

  • 150 COVID-19 patients in Hawaii have required hospitalization since the start of the pandemic.
  • Of all those who have tested positive, 1,043 people have been released from isolation.
  • There have been more than 106,000 people have been tested for the virus in Hawaii.

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

OAHU

  • Total cases: 1,065
  • Released from isolation: 780
  • Required hospitalization: 118
  • Deaths: 17

MAUI COUNTY

  • Total cases: 135 (includes 2 on Molokai)
  • Released from isolation: 121
  • Required hospitalization: 25
  • Deaths: 6

KAUAI

  • Total cases: 43
  • Released from isolation: 42
  • Required hospitalization: 1
  • Deaths: 0

BIG ISLAND

  • Total cases: 113
  • Released from isolation: 100
  • Required hospitalization: 4
  • Deaths: 0

UNASSIGNED

  • Hawaii residents diagnosed out-of-state: 22
  • Hawaii residents who have died out-of-state: 1
  • Pending assignment to county: 3

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