Hawaii Island COVID-19 case count nears 700

State health officials Friday reported 112 new cases of COVID-19, including 14 new cases on Hawaii Island.

With the new cases, the statewide total reached 11,891 and Hawaii Island’s total hit 691, according to the noon update by the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center.

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Meanwhile, Oahu reported 97 new cases, bringing the state’s most populous island’s total case count to 10,724 and Kauai reported one new case, increasing the Garden Island’s case count to 58. Maui County’s case count held steady at 388 as did the number of cases diagnosed outside the state at 30.

Of the known cases in Hawaii to date, some 6,494 of those cases are still considered active. That includes 186 of the known cases on Hawaii Island.

Statewide, 787 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including 39 on Hawaii Island, according to the center’s noon update.

The center also reported three new deaths, all among Oahu residents with underlying health conditions. One of the victims was a man in his 60s while the other two victims were women, one in her 50s and the other in her 60s.

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Of the 127 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported to date among Hawaii residents, 102 were on Oahu, nine were on Maui, 15 were on Hawaii Island, and one was a Kauai resident receiving treatment in Arizona at the time he died.

Hawaii County Civil Defense reported no new deaths. To date, 28 Hawaii Island residents, including 26 residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, have died from the novel coronavirus. The state has yet to confirm the last 13 deaths.

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