Hawaii reports 206 new COVID infections; 6 additional fatalities
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported 206 new COVID infections on Friday.
The state Department of Heath said the count includes about 40 backlogged cases, involving testing providers that recently began providing data to DOH’s electronic lab reporting system.
Officials said they expect additional backlogged cases to be reported in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the state also reported six additional COVID-19 fatalities, raising the state’s death toll to 998.
The latest cases bring the state’s total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 86,522.
Over the last 14 days, the state says there have been 1,526 cases detected.
Of the new infections reported Friday:
- 119 were on Oahu
- 42 on Hawaii Island
- 19 on Kauai
- 18 on Maui
There were also eight residents who were diagnosed out of state.
The state is no longer issuing details daily on where COVID deaths occurred, their age ranges, and whether those who died had underlying conditions.
Some 72.3% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated, while 84.7% have received at least one dose.
This story will be updated.
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