Hawaii Reports 12 Additional COVID-Related Deaths; 279 new infections

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii reported 279 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths on Saturday.

The latest infections bring the nationwide total number of infections since the pandemic started to 79,851.

With the new deaths, the death toll rises to 801.

In September alone, the state had seen 193 COVID deaths. That was more than June, July and August combined. In that three month period, Hawaii recorded 89 COVID deaths.

Of the new infections reported on Saturday:

  • 179 were on Oahu
  • 47 on the Island of Hawaii
  • 26 on Maui
  • 16 on Kauai
  • 1 on Molokai

10 residents outside of the state were also diagnosed.

The state Department of Health is not disclosing vaccination status for new cases and deaths, but officials on Saturday provided the following information on the 12 deaths:

Oahu

  • 1 man in his 50s, hospitalized
  • 3 women in their 60s, hospitalized
  • 2 women in their 70s, hospitalized
  • 1 man in his 70s, hospitalized
  • 1 woman over 80 not hospitalized
  • 1 man in his 80s or older, hospitalized

Hawaii island

  • 1 man in his 60s, hospitalized
  • 1 woman over 80, in the hospital

Maui

  • 1 man in his 50s, hospitalized

4,653 cases have been reported in the past 14 days.

About 68% of the state’s population are fully vaccinated, while 76.1% have received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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