893 new coronavirus cases reported statewide; 1 new fatality

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Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 9:01 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 12:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported a staggering 893 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday along with one more death.

The death toll in Hawaii from the virus has now risen to 564. Sunday’s death was that of a Maui woman in her 30s with underlying conditions.

Of Sunday’s new cases:

  • 596 were on Oahu
  • 158 on Hawaii Island
  • 83 on Maui
  • 37 on Kauai reported by the state
  • 11 on Molokai

There were also eight residents diagnosed out of state.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green says as of Sunday, there were 392 hospitalizations, 49 of which were people who were vaccinated.

The total number of cases in Hawaii since the pandemic began has risen to 56,099. In the last 14 days, state health officials say there have been 9,244 new cases.

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

Some 61.7% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 69.9% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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