Hawaii sees more than 8,000 new COVID cases, 8 additional deaths in past week

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Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 9:04 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii on Wednesday reported 8,033 new coronavirus infections and eight additional deaths in the past week.

That compares to 8,124 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths last week.

The state’s COVID figures don’t include positive from at-home tests, so the real number is likely far higher. But health officials did say they’re watching the trends ― and they’re worried about where cases are headed.

Hawaii’s pandemic modeling group predicts the current surge to peak in June.

The latest number brings the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to 290,652.

Meanwhile, the additional fatalities bring the state’s COVID death toll to 1,465.

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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