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Hawaii reports 1,167 new COVID infections, 1 additional death, 61.2% fully vaccinated

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Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 9:05 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:40 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reports 1,167 new COVID-19 infections and one additional fatality on Friday.

The state said the additional death was an Oahu man in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The death toll from the virus now stands at 547.

Of the new cases Friday:

  • 837 were on Oahu
  • 151 on Hawaii Island
  • 109 on Maui
  • six on Molokai
  • 46 on Kauai

There were also 18 residents diagnosed out of state.

The total number of cases in Hawaii since the pandemic began has risen to 49,564. There have been 7,327 cases in the last 14 days.

On Wednesday, the number of cases were a partial count due to an interruption with the electronic laboratory reporting system. Therefore, any delayed test results will be included in Thursday’s and Friday’s case counts.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Green said that 290 people infected with COVID are currently in the hospital with 267 of those unvaccinated.

Green added that hospitals are beginning to stop elective procedures as local doctors and nurses await the arrival of 550 nurses and support staff who are on their way to Hawaii.

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

Some 61.2% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 68.9% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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