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Hawaii surpasses 1,000 COVID fatalities; 218 cases also added

Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 9:08 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2021 at 12:09 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four additional COVID-19 fatalities were reported in Hawaii on Saturday, raising the state’s death toll to 1,002.

The state also reported 218 new infections.

The state Department of Heath said the count includes about 90 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.

The latest cases bring the state’s total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 86,740.

Over the last 14 days, the state says there have been 1,581 cases detected.

Of the new infections reported Saturday:

  • 122 were on Oahu
  • 50 on Hawaii Island
  • 19 on Kauai
  • 20 on Maui
  • 1 on Molokai

There were also six 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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