Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 |
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Hawaii Island reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, increasing the island’s case count to 730.
The new Hawaii Island cases were among 121 cases reported across the state by the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center. Oahu accounted for the majority of the new cases at 92 while Maui County reported one new cases. Kauai County’s total case count held steady at 59 as did the number residents diagnosed while traveling outside the state at 33.
Since Feb. 28, when the state began testing for the novel coronavirus, Hawaii has recorded 12,410 cases. As of noon Wednesday, 2,112 of those known cases were considered active, including 130 cases on Hawaii Island. An active case is defined as an individual who has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being monitored by the Department of Health.
Statewide, 847 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including 41 on Hawaii Island, according to the center’s noon update.
The center reported two new deaths Wednesday among Oahu residents. One was a man in his 20s and the other a woman in her 70s. Both had underlying health conditions.
Of the 136 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported to date among Hawaii residents, 111 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 Wednesday. 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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