HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) reported 8 new deaths related to COVID-19 and 738 new infections over the last seven days in Hawaii. The total number of deaths stands at 1,805.
The statewide test positivity rate is 5.0%. -- the positivity rate in Honolulu County is 5.5%; on the Big Island it's 3.1%; in Maui County it's 5.3%; and on Kauai it is 9.7%. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 378,481 total infections to date.
Beginning on Sept. 28, DOH said it would now include COVID re-infections in its weekly numbers.
The new infections on each island stands as follows:
Hawaii Island: 90
There were two new cases reported from Hawaii residents who were diagnosed out-of-state.
There are 57 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 – 78.5% of the population is fully vaccinated.
More than 392,000 residents have also received their first COVID-19 booster shot in the last 12 months – 27.6% of the eligible population. Another 19.8% of the population has gotten their second booster shot.
The percentage of completed their primary series of vaccinations, per county, stands as follows:
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