Hawaii Records 12 New COVID-19 Deaths And 836 New Infections

At least 12 more people have died of COVID-19 in Hawaii, health officials said Saturday.

This month, Hawaii has already recorded 64 deaths. So far, 653 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the area.

The recent deaths were recorded in Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. In Oahu, the deaths included a man in his 50s who died at home, two men in their 60s who died at the hospital, one woman in her 60s and another in her 70s, both died at the hospital, two men older than 80 who both died at home, and a woman older than 80 who died at the hospital.

In Maui, there was only one death, and it was a man older than 80 who died at the hospital. Lastly, on Hawaii, island, there were three deaths — one man in his 30s, another in his 50s, and a woman in her 70s. All three died at the hospital.

Aside from the recent deaths, 836 new coronavirus infections were recorded by the state Health Department.

Of the 836 new infections, 606 were recorded from Oahu, 106 from Hawaii Island, 80 from Mau, 32 from Kauai, and two from Molokai. With these new cases, the total number of infections since the pandemic started now stands at 71,156.

It is worth noting, however, that state health officials include probable infections in the total number of COVID-19 cases. Probable infections pertain to people who never received a confirmatory test but believed to have had the virus because of their symptoms or exposure.

Further, of all the confirmed infection cases in Hawaii, 3,822 had to be hospitalized. Most of the patients that need to be hospitalized for COVID-19 are from Oahu. Maui comes in second, the Big Island comes in third, Kauai takes the fourth spot, and Lanai rounds up the top 5 places that has the most number of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.

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Of the eligible population for vaccine shots, 64.9 percent are fully vaccinated, and 73.1 percent received at least one dose.