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168 new COVID cases reported statewide; 2 more deaths

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Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 9:04 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 23, 2021 at 10:10 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 168 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the statewide total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 83,188.

The state also confirmed two more coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 885.

Over the last 14 days, the state says there have been 1,719 cases detected.

Of the new infections reported Saturday:

  • 96 were on Oahu
  • 44 on Hawaii Island
  • 20 on Maui
  • 9 on Kauai
  • 1 on Lanai

Two previously reported cases from out of state were removed from the count.

The state is no longer issuing details daily on where COVID deaths occurred, their age ranges, and whether those who died had underlying conditions. That information is now only issued weekly.

Some 70.7% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 79.2% has received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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