643 new COVID infections reported; Lt. Gov says 213 hospitalized

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Published: Aug. 7, 2021 at 9:44 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 8, 2021 at 11:58 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 643 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, marking the fourth consecutive day of cases over 600.

According to Lt. Gov. Green, hospitalizations also ticked up to 213. He reports the state’s positivity rate is at 7.11%

There were no new fatalities reported. The state’s COVID death toll stands at 542. Overall, there have been 46,503 cases in Hawaii since the start of the pandemic.

Of the new cases Sunday:

  • 431 were on Oahu
  • 118 in Hawaii Island
  • 22 on Kauai
  • 54 on Maui
  • 7 on Molokai

There were also 11 new out-of-state infections.

Over the last 14 days, the state says there have been 5,508 new infections.

The state does not report daily on the vaccination status of those who contract COVID.

Some 60.6% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 67.8% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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