1 death, 98 new COVID cases reported Sunday; Over 10K released from isolation

1 death, 98 new COVID cases reported Sunday; Over 10K released from isolation
Hawaii Island testing (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Department of Health reported one new COVID-19 death on Sunday. It was the 5th death reported this weekend alone as the total case count grew to 12,116.

The state’s death toll now stands at 132. The death was that of a patient on Oahu.

So far this month, the state has reported 58 COVID-19 fatalities. Because of a lag in reporting, that number does not include more than a dozen coronavirus deaths at a Hilo veterans home.

On Sunday, officials on Hawaii Island reported no new deaths at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans home.

New data also reflects a significant drop in cases deemed “active.”

The DOH said 10,155 people out of 12,116 cases total have been released from isolation statewide. The state said this is a result of increased efficiency in the COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing process, along with automation changes to data systems.

“Isolation release data completeness was the focus of recent efforts, resulting in a substantial increase in the number of COVID-19 cases currently reported as released from isolation, from 5,397 to 10126,” the state said on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, 19 more inmates at OCCC tested positive for the virus. The cases come from about 150 tests taken at the jail. The Department of Public Safety says results for 22 corrections officers who were tested came back negative.

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

Oahu

  • 10,939 total cases
  • 9,160 released from isolation
  • 718 required hospitalization
  • 107 deaths

Hawaii County

  • 700 total cases
  • 584 released from isolation
  • 40 required hospitalization
  • 15 deaths

Maui County

  • 388 total cases
  • 355 released from isolation
  • 52 required hospitalization
  • 9 deaths

Kauai

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

Out-of-state

  • 30 total cases
  • 2 required hospitalization
  • 1 death

This story will be updated.

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