Hawaii reports another single-day record of 60 new COVID-19 cases

Hawaii reports another single-day record of 60 new COVID-19 cases
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - For a second consecutive day, Hawaii set a record high for COVID-19 cases, reporting a jaw-dropping 60 new infections statewide.

Of the cases, 58 were on Oahu, one was on Maui and another was a resident diagnosed out of state.

Since the pandemic began, Hawaii has reported 1,549 coronavirus cases.

“We’re concerned that this relatively high level of cases is persisting on Oahu,” Health Director Bruce Anderson said, in a statement.

“Some of the cases we’re reporting today are associated with existing clusters, known cases and household spread, but others are new, unassociated cases that indicate increasing community spread.”

The new cases come a day after the state reported 55 new infections, the previous single-day record, amid growing concerns that the virus is circulating more rapidly in the community.

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

OAHU

  • Total cases: 1,225
  • Released from isolation: 874
  • Required hospitalization: 123
  • Deaths: 19

MAUI COUNTY

  • Total cases: 141 (includes 2 on Molokai)
  • Released from isolation: 124
  • Required hospitalization: 26
  • Deaths: 6

KAUAI

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

BIG ISLAND

  • Total cases: 117
  • Released from isolation: 108
  • Required hospitalization: 4
  • Deaths: 0

UNASSIGNED

  • Hawaii residents diagnosed out-of-state: 23
  • Hawaii residents who have died out-of-state: 1
  • Pending assignment to county: 0

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