DOH reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, pushing statewide total to 1,711

State health officials on Monday reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total case count to 1,711.

All of the cases were on Oahu, according to the COVID-19 Joint Information Center.

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The number of new COVID-19 cases is likely lower Monday due to a decrease in laboratory testing because of the hurricane threat. Monday’s tally follows four days of high case counts, including three consecutive record days.

To date, Oahu has accounted for the majority of the cases at 1,373, followed by Maui County with 153 cases, Hawaii County with 117 and Kauai County with 45. Twenty-three residents have tested positive while out of the state.

Of the Hawaii residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,191 of those cases have since recovered and been released from isolation. That includes 113 of the 117 cases on Hawaii Island.

Statewide, 165 patients have required hospitalization, including four on Hawaii Island.

Of the 26 deaths reported to date among Hawaii residents, 19 were on Oahu, six were on Maui and one was a Kauai resident receiving treatment in Arizona at the time he died.

Also Monday, public health authorities advised anyone who may have patronized two Honolulu bars to step forward and contact their physicians for follow-up.

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The two bars involved are Brix & Bones located at 1217 Hopaka St. and Arena 808 located at 1020 Keeaumoku St., and the time-period of visits is between July 16-26. So far five cases of COVID-19 are associated with exposure to the virus at these establishments. In addition, as many as seven positive cases are potentially associated with these clusters.

“Given the conditions associated with this cluster, we’re concerned there may be more persons exposed than are or can be identified through our investigations,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park. “In the interest of public health we’re asking anyone who was in either of these bars during the 10-day period to consult their health-care provider to consider being tested for COVID-19.”

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