Hawaii surpasses 13,000 COVID-19 cases, reports 3 new deaths

State health officials on Wednesday reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island, bringing the total number of cases to 852 since Feb. 28.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 110 new positive results announced by the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center at noon Wednesday bringing the statewide tally to 13,045. Oahu reported 90 new cases and two residents were diagnosed with the virus while out of the state.

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As of noon Wednesday, 2,472 of those known cases were considered active, including 196 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.

According to the Department of Health, 107 cases have onset dates within 28 days in the Kailua-Kona area and 107 cases have onset dates within the past 28 days in the Hilo area.

Statewide, 889 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including 45 on Hawaii Island, according to the center’s noon update.

Meanwhile, the state reported three new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu.

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Of the 163 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported to date among Hawaii residents to date, 135 were on Oahu, 12 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 on Wednesday also reported one new death on Hawaii Island bringing the island’s death toll to 33. That figure includes 27 residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. The state has yet to confirm the last 18 deaths.

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