Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

4 new COVID-related deaths, 1,316 new infections recorded in Hawaii, DOH reports

  • Updated
  • 0
New boosters add limited protection against Covid-19 illness, first real-world study shows

A nurse loads a syringe with a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine in Jackson, Mississippi on November 18. Updated Covid-19 boosters that carry instructions to arm the body against currently circulating Omicron subvariants offer some protection against infections.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reported 4 new deaths related to COVID-19 and 1,316 new infections over the last seven days in Hawaii. The total number of deaths stands at 1,765.

A Covid-19 'senior wave' is driving up hospitalizations

The statewide test positivity rate is 7.9%. -- the positivity rate in Honolulu County is 9.1%; on the Big Island it's 4.9%; in Maui County it's 8.2%; and on Kauai it is 11.0%. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 373,514 total infections to date.