56 new COVID-19 infections reported statewide; no additional fatalities on Oahu

56 new COVID-19 infections reported statewide; no additional fatalities on Oahu
Lab testing / file image (Source: University of Hawaii)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is reporting just 56 new COVID-19 infections Monday, more encouraging news that comes as Oahu looks to ease some of its stay-at-home restrictions.

Of the new cases, 49 are on Oahu, seven are on the Big Island and one diagnosed out of state.

The new positives were out of 1,162 tests administered, a 4.8% positivity rate.

The state’s official death toll remained at 120.

However, Hawaii County is reporting two deaths Sunday at a veterans home in Hilo, bringing the total number of fatalities on the island to 26. The state’s official death toll only for the Big Island includes 15 of those deaths. Officials has said the delay in reporting is due to checks that must occur.

The new infections push the statewide total since the pandemic began to 11,459. Some 735 people have required hospitalization while 4,888 have been released from isolation.

Oahu has seen its daily number of new COVID-19 infections drop from the triple digits in August, before a stay-at-home order was issued for Oahu. Some of those restrictions are set to be eased this week.

The mayor has said retailers will able to reopen and households will be able to have gatherings of up to five people on beaches. Gatherings of people outside of households will be limited to two people.

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

Oahu

  • 10,338total cases
  • 4,113 released from isolation
  • 650 required hospitalization
  • 95 deaths

Hawaii County

  • 651 total cases
  • 460 released from isolation
  • 34 required hospitalization
  • 15 deaths

Maui County

  • 385 total cases
  • 259 released from isolation
  • 48 required hospitalization
  • 9 deaths

Kauai

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

Out-of-state

  • 28 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

This story will be updated.

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