Hawaii health officials reported four more deaths on Oahu and 134 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of people diagnosed in the islands since the start of the pandemic to more than 25,000.
Saturday’s cases included 105 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, two on the Big Island, and six residents diagnosed out of state.
The official state death toll from the virus is 336. Civil Beat calculates at least 342 people have died from the disease, including six deaths on Hawaii island confirmed by local authorities still pending medical verification by the state.
Of the 154,150 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to Hawaii, 94,003 had been administered as of Friday, according to the health department. Hawaii is currently in phase 1b of the vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers.
The Queen’s Health Systems is now sheduling appointments for patients 75 years and older starting Monday at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.
Across the state, 2.5% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure was 3.0% and in Maui County, it was 3.9%.
Approximately 94 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with 21 people in intensive care units and 18 using ventilators for breathing support.
For more information, check this Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site or this state site, and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also provides this comprehensive dashboard.
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* The current case numbers and test positivity rate may not correlate with the metrics set for a specific tier as the county must spend at least four consecutive weeks in a tier and meet the metrics for the next tier before advancing, according to the reopening plan. More information of the City and County of Honolulu’s reopening strategy as well as details of the restrictions of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 can be found at oneoahu.org
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