Hawaii Island reports one new case of COVID-19; DOH updates death toll

Hawaii Island reported just one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the island’s total case tally to 2,129.

The new Hawaii Island cases were among 71 new cases reported across the state by the Department of Health. Oahu reported 61 new cases while Maui County reported eight and Kauai none. One resident was diagnosed while outside the state.


Hawaii County on Tuesday had a 1% test positivity rate, under the statewide rate of 2.5%.

Statewide, to date, there have been 25,275 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Statewide, 89 people were hospitalized Tuesday, including one on Hawaii Island. To date, 2,039 people have required hospitalization, including 110 on Hawaii Island.

Fifty-nine new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday by the state; 49 were on Oahu, seven were on Hawaii Island and three were from Maui County. Of the 401 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported by the state to date, 320 were on Oahu, 24 were on Maui, 53 were on Hawaii Island and one on Kauai. Three deaths were among residents outside the state.

The state Department of Health said Monday it identified and confirmed dozens of previously unreported COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths,which occurred between August and December, were linked to COVID-19 after a thorough review of the DOH Electronic Death Registration System.

Hawaii Island’s COVID-19 fatality rate remained at 2.5% on Tuesday, above the statewide rate of 1.6%.

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