DOH Suffers Reporting Issues, Partial Case Count Still Pushes 500 New Infections
The Hawai´i Department of Health reported 472 new cases of coronavirus statewide Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 47,848. Two new COVID-related deaths were also reported.
Both deaths involved female patients who were hospitalized on O´ahu with underlying conditions. One was between the ages of 40-49 and the other was 80 years or older.
Wednesday’s COVID-19 case total of 472 is a partial count. The electronic laboratory reporting system was interrupted for approximately 20 hours on Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11. As a result of this interruption, there has been a delay in the reporting of an unknown number of cases, according to the DOH.
The electronic laboratory reporting system is now back online, and the DOH said it anticipates all delayed test results will be reported in the case counts Thursday and Friday.
A total of 79 new infections were identified on the Big Island Wednesday, where 1,239 cases are active and 24 individuals are hospitalized.
The state’s two-week average is now 522 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 7.5%. A map documenting new cases by district across all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,927 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 545 have died.
To date, a total of 1,790,017 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide, with 61% of the population fully vaccinated and 68.5% having received at least one shot.