Advertisement

New DOH graphs breakdown cases by age, gender and race

Kinau Hale, Hawaii Department of Health
Kinau Hale, Hawaii Department of Health(HNN)
Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 at 9:28 PM HST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Health is now releasing more data surrounding COVID infections in Hawaii.

On Monday, updated details on age, gender and race were released.

The data presented in graphs show 18-to-29 year olds account for most infections in Hawaii — but people in their 60s have the most hospitalizations.

New details released offered more insight to Hawaii's infections.
New details released offered more insight to Hawaii's infections.(DOH)
New details released offered more insight to Hawaii's infections.
New details released offered more insight to Hawaii's infections.(DOH)

The data also shows Pacific Islanders are contracting the virus at eight times the rate of any other ethnic group.

One infectious disease expert says that’s partly because many of them have large families sharing small homes.

Experts have said social the spike in cases among younger adults is a direct result of large social gatherings in recent weeks. An occurrence that has prompted the latest round of rules restricting all forms of gatherings on Oahu.

The latest information on the age and race breakdown is available on the Hawaii COVID-19 Dashboard.

Copyright 2020 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.