Hawaii reports nearly 5,800 COVID cases in a week; 6 additional deaths
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii continues to see its confirmed COVID cases climb, in a situation that health officials say they’re watching closely.
On Wednesday, the state reported 5,768 new COVID infections over the last week. There were also six additional COVID deaths. That compares to 4,249 new cases and 10 deaths the week before.
The latest number brings the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to 258,422.
The state’s COVID figures don’t include positive from at-home tests, which now represent the vast majority of cases. But state Health Department officials did say they’re watching the trends ― and they’re worried about where cases are headed.
Hawaii is now seeing more than 700 confirmed cases a day.
That compares to fewer than 500 a week ago.
Meanwhile, the additional fatalities bring the state’s COVID death toll to 1,434.
The state now issues its COVID data on a weekly rather than daily basis.
Here’s a breakdown of this week’s figures provided by the Health Department:
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