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Hawaii sees 15 additional COVID fatalities, in deadliest day since pandemic began

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Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 9:10 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 1:49 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 15 additional COVID fatalities on Friday, the highest single-day total for COVID deaths since the pandemic began.

The death toll from the virus now stands at 694.

The fatalities Friday continue what has been the deadliest period of the pandemic in Hawaii:

  • In this month alone, Hawaii has recorded 105 deaths.
  • The state has reported 81 days in the last 14 days.
  • And in the last seven days, 53 deaths were reported.

The state also reported 581 new COVID-19 cases Friday, pushing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 74,437.

Of the new infections reported Friday:

  • 369 were on Oahu
  • 89 on Hawaii Island
  • 69 on Maui
  • 39 on Kauai
  • 1 on Molokai

There were also 14 residents diagnosed out-of-state.

Meanwhile, state provided the following information on deaths:

Maui

  • Man in his 70s, hospitalized

Hawaii

  • Man in his 40s, hospitalized
  • Woman in her 50s, hospitalized
  • Woman in her 60s, hospitalized
  • Two women in their 70s, hospitalized
  • Woman in her 80s, hospitalized

Oahu

  • Man in his 30s, died at home
  • Man in his 50s, hospitalized
  • Two women in their 60s, hospitalized
  • Man in his 70s, hospitalized
  • Two men in their 80s, hospitalized
  • Two women in their 80s, hospitalized

Over the last 14 days, there have been 8,285 cases reported.

Some 66.1% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 74.6% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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