Hawaii’s COVID-19 death toll now at 99 as 114 new infections are reported

Hawaii’s COVID-19 death toll now at 99 as 114 new infections are reported
Surge testing site on Oahu. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 114 new coronavirus infections on Sunday along with two new COVID-related deaths, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus in Hawaii to 99.

Since the pandemic began, Hawaii has had a total of 10,700 infections. Oahu reported 96 of Sunday’s new cases; 16 were on Hawaii Island, and two were on Maui.

Some 3,565 people have been released from isolation, while 636 people required hospitalization.

Meanwhile, the state’s death toll still does not include at least 10 recent fatalities at a Hilo veterans home. The Health Department said it is aware of those deaths and awaiting “medical records from the facility.”

Officials tracking the outbreak there said Saturday morning a total of 66 residents and 27 employees have so far tested positive for COVID-19. Four residents are hospitalized at the Hilo Medical Center. There were no new deaths to report.

In a rare press conference Saturday, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim called for drastic administrative changes at the facility.

Of the states total cases, more than 7,100 are “active,” which means patients have not been released from isolation.

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.

On Tuesday, the city extended that order by two more weeks. The only difference: Solo activities — like walking and sunbathing — are now allowed at beaches, parks and on trails.

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

Oahu

  • 9,654 total cases
  • 2,969 released from isolation
  • 562 required hospitalization
  • 86 deaths

Hawaii County

  • 587 total cases
  • 306 released from isolation
  • 24 required hospitalization
  • 3 deaths

Maui County

  • 375 total cases
  • 233 released from isolation
  • 47 required hospitalization
  • 9 deaths

Kauai

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

Out-of-state

  • 26 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

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