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Hawai‘i Reports First Pediatric Death Related to COVID Infection

April 27, 2021, 1:06 PM HST
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A child has died in Hawai‘i as a result of complications from COVID-19 infection.

The State Department of Health on Tuesday officially reported the state’s first pediatric COVID-19 death, a child 10 years old or younger. DOH reports such deaths in age groups spanning 10 years.

The child, a boy with known underlying health conditions, and his parents were visiting Hawai‘i from another state. He experienced COVID-19 symptoms shortly after arriving in the islands and was taken to a hospital where he died.

Both parents were fully vaccinated before making the trip to Hawai‘i.

There have been 479 deaths in Hawai‘i in which COVID-19 was a contributing factor.

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The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 54 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. The statewide total is now 32,041.

Five new cases of the virus were identified on the Big Island Tuesday, per DOH statistics. The state’s two-week average is 77 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.4%.

Most of the 93 active cases on the Big Island are located in the Kailua-Kona and Hilo areas. A DOH map that tracks cases by district across all islands can be accessed on the department’s website.

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The island-by-island case count is as follows:

O‘ahu: 24,615
Maui: 3,335
Hawai‘i: 2,682
Kaua‘i: 223
Lana‘i: 111
Moloka‘i: 37
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 1,038

A total of 2,114 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began.

To date, a total of 1,172,923 doses of COVID-19 vaccination have been administered statewide.

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