State reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, including 21 on Hawaii Island

State health officials reported 167 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Oahu reported 142 new cases, bringing the state’s most populous island’s case count to 9,446, while Hawaii Island reported 21 new cases bringing its total to 562. Molokai, which is in Maui County, saw four new cases, increasing the county’s total to 367. Kauai County’s tally held steady at 58 as did the number of resident who have tested positive while out of the state at 26.

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With the new cases, the total count statewide increased to 10,459 since Feb. 28, when the state began testing for the novel coronavirus. Of the known cases in Hawaii to date, some 7,125 of those cases are still considered active. That includes 301 of the known cases on Hawaii Island.

Statewide, 622 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including 23 on Hawaii Island, according to the center’s noon update.

The center also reported two new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu. One was a man in 70- to 79-year-old age group who had no known underlying health conditions and the other was a woman in the 40- to 49-year-old age group who had underlying health conditions. Both died at home.

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Of the 96 deaths reported among Hawaii residents, 83 were on Oahu, nine were on Maui, three were on Hawaii Island, and one was a Kauai resident receiving treatment in Arizona at the time he died.

The state said Thursday it has yet to include the last seven Hawaii Island deaths reported by Yukio Okutsu Veterans State Home’s Avalon Healthcare, as it is awaiting medical records from the facility.