COVID-19 by the numbers: 23 more cases in Hawaii; U.S. tops 131K deaths

The state Department of Health reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 statewide as of noon Wednesday, the day after Hawaii reached its highest single-day total of 41 cases.

The statewide total of cases is now 1,094.


Of those new cases, 20 are in the City and County of Honolulu, bringing the Oahu total of cases to 808.

There are no new cases in Kauai County, where the total number of cases remains at 42.

The Big Island has one new reported cases and has a total of 96 cases, with nine of those cases active.

Maui County reported two new cases, and now has a total of 130 cases.

Eighteen cases, overall, have been of Hawaii residents diagnosed while out of state.

So far, 119 of Hawaii’s cases have required hospitalization, and there have been 19 deaths.

A total of 811 individuals have been released from isolation as recovered. according to DOH.

Also on Wednesday, the United States surpassed 131,000 COVID-19 deaths and 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

That’s about 31,000 more deaths than on May 27, when the number of U.S. virus fatalities reached 100,000.

New York continues to have the highest death toll (32,251 as of noon Wednesday) of any state, followed by New Jersey (15,332), Massachusetts (8,213), Illinois (7,309) Pennsylvania (6,812) and California (6,575).

According to J0hns Hopkins, 10 states are currently experiencing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases. Those states are Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.

Brazil has had the most coronavirus deaths (66,741 as of noon Wednesday) outside the U.S., followed by the United Kingdom (44,602), Italy (34,914) and Mexico (32,014).

Worldwide, more than 545,000 people have died from the virus, and nearly 12 million have tested positive.

The virus has spread to 188 countries — or about 96% of the nations on Earth.

The first case in the U.S. was on Jan. 22.

On March 1, there were 98 confirmed cases in the U.S. On March 15, there were about 4,600 cases. By April 1, the number rose to more than 243,000 as testing efforts increased nationally.


On April 15, there were 636,000 cases. By May 1 there were 1.1 million, and by June 1 there were 1.8 million. On July 1 there were 2.68 million.

More than 6.5 million worldwide people have recovered from the virus, including more than 936,000 in the U.S.

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