New DOH report shows delta variant accounts for 93% of all COVID cases in Hawaii

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Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 1:51 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new report from the state Department of Health shows a concerning spread of the highly transmissible delta variant across the islands.

According to the report, the delta variant now accounts for 93% of all COVID-19 cases in Hawaii.

Each county has had at least one case of the variant.

The DOH has also identified three “sub-lineages” of the original strain.

Health officials continue to urge the public to get vaccinated as the best form of protection.

As of Thursday, 61.6% of Hawaii residents were fully vaccinated.

DOH variant report by HNN on Scribd

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