2 new COVID-19 fatalities reported; 164 new cases Sunday

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Updated: Sep. 6, 2020 at 3:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - COVID-19 fatalities continue to increase in Hawaii.

On Sunday, the state Department of Health reported one additional death on Oahu, bringing Hawaii’s death toll to 85.

But in the afternoon, officials from the Hilo Medical Center reported an additional death of a patient from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. They say the patient had significant underlying health issues.

The deaths so far from this care home have not been included in the statewide count for reasons unknown.

It’s the 12th consecutive day that Hawaii has seen any number of coronavirus-related deaths.

On Sunday the state also reported 164 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 9,855.

Of the total cases, more than 6,800 cases remain “active,” meaning they haven’t yet been released from isolation.

The state said 597 people statewide have required hospitalization since the pandemic began. Just 2,991 people have been released from isolation.

A note with Sunday’s numbers: The state said, “As the result of updated information, one case from Maui and one case from Hawaii were removed from the counts, and one case from Honolulu was re-categorized to Kauai.”

Daily, triple-digit increases of COVID-19 cases on Oahu in August prompted the city last week to issue a new “stay-at-home” order, closing non-essential businesses and banning non-essential activities. Oahu is yet to see lower case counts reflected as a result of the closures.

That order is slated to remain in place for at least two weeks, though officials have said it could be extended.

The island-by-island breakdown of cases is below:

  • 8,911 total cases
  • 2,509 released from isolation
  • 528 required hospitalization
  • 73 deaths
  • 506 total cases
  • 224 released from isolation
  • 21 required hospitalization
  • 3 deaths *This does not include the cases from the Veterans care home on Hawaii Island
  • 354 total cases
  • 203 released from isolation
  • 45 required hospitalization
  • 8 deaths
  • 58 total cases
  • 55 released from isolation
  • 1 required hospitalization
  • 0 deaths
  • 26 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

This story will be updated.

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