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State reports 3 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 70 new cases

Hawaii is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Hawaii is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.(Hawaii News Now/file)
Updated: Oct. 4, 2020 at 12:10 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is reporting three additional COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday, pushing the death toll from the virus in the islands to 156.

State officials originally reported six new deaths in Sunday’s update on the Department of Health website, but this was later revised to three.

Meanwhile, the state said 70 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide.

The new infections were out of 1,963 tests conducted, a positivity rate of 3.6%.

With the new cases, the statewide total now stands at 12,804.

The state said 2,202 remain “active,” or not yet released from isolation.

They come on the heels of a significant increase in the death toll on Saturday: Eleven additional fatalities were reported, including eight that happened between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15.

This story will be updated.

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