Hawaii reported 9 additional COVID deaths, more than 7,000 new cases in past week

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 9:01 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 10:01 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii on Wednesday reported 7,199 new coronavirus infections and nine additional deaths in the past week. That compares to 8,033 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths in the previous 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 sometime this month.

The latest number brings the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to 297,851.

Meanwhile, the additional fatalities bring the state’s COVID death toll to 1,474.

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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