Hawaii sees an additional COVID-19 fatality; 339 newly-reported cases

Hawaii sees an additional COVID-19 fatality; 339 newly-reported cases
Surge testing site on Oahu. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii saw an additional coronavirus fatality on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the virus to 75.

The fatality was on Oahu — a man in the 50- to 59-year-old age range.

There were also 339 newly-reported coronavirus cases.

Officials said 90 of those cases were “previously diagnosed” between Aug. 20 and 31, but results were delayed because of an issue “that has subsequently been corrected.”

Of the cases reported Wednesday, 302 were on Oahu, 35 were on the Big Island and two were on Maui.

Officials also said that 27 of the cases reported Wednesday were from so-called “surge” surveillance testing happening around the state.

To arrive at the 339 positive cases, officials conducted 5,245 tests, a positivity rate of 6.4%.

The new cases push the statewide total for infections since the pandemic began to 8,991.

More than 6,200 cases remain “active,” meaning they haven’t yet been released from isolation. The state said more than 552 people statewide have required hospitalization since the pandemic began.

Daily, triple-digit increases of COVID-19 cases on Oahu over the last month prompted the city to issue a new “stay-at-home” order, closing non-essential businesses and banning non-essential activities.

In August, Hawaii saw a total of 6,385 cases and 44 deaths. By comparison, Hawaii saw 2,111 cases from March to July and 26 deaths.

The island-by-island breakdown is below:

Oahu

  • 8,149 total cases
  • 2,243 released from isolation
  • 488 required hospitalization
  • 63 deaths

Hawaii County

  • 418 total cases
  • 198 released from isolation
  • 16 required hospitalization
  • 3 deaths

Maui County

  • 342 total cases
  • 193 released from isolation
  • 45 required hospitalization
  • 8 deaths

Kauai

  • 57 total cases
  • 55 released from isolation
  • 1 required hospitalization
  • 0 deaths

Out-of-state

  • 25 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

This story will be updated.

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