Hawaii reports 2 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 66 new cases statewide

Hawaii reports 2 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 66 new cases statewide
Surge testing site on Oahu. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported two additional COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, pushing the statewide death toll from the virus to 88.

One of those who died was an Oahu man between 60 and 69; the other was a Maui woman older than 80.

Meanwhile, authorities said just 66 new coronavirus cases were reported.

That’s the lowest one-day increase since Aug. 2, but officials cautioned against making any conclusions based on the number. The new infections were out of just 774 tests conducted, a 8.5% positivity rate.

Of the 66 new cases, 58 are on Oahu, six are on the Big Island and two are on Maui.

The new cases push the statewide total to 10,025.

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

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

Oahu

  • 9,058 total cases
  • 2,569 released from isolation
  • 530 required hospitalization
  • 75 deaths

Hawaii County

  • 523 total cases
  • 230 released from isolation
  • 21 required hospitalization
  • 3 deaths

Maui County

  • 360 total cases
  • 208 released from isolation
  • 45 required hospitalization
  • 9 deaths

Kauai

  • 58 total cases
  • 56 released from isolation
  • 1 required hospitalization
  • 0 deaths

Out-of-state

  • 26 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

This story will be updated.

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