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    Hawaii reports 553 new COVID infections; no additional fatalities – Hawaii News Now

    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii reported 553 new COVID infections on Tuesday and no additional fatalities.

    The death toll from the virus remains at 589.

    Of the new cases:

    • 430 were on Oahu
    • 65 on Hawaii Island
    • 37 on Maui
    • 13 on Kauai

    There were also eight residents diagnosed out-of-state.

    The new cases reported Tuesday bring the statewide total for infections since the pandemic began to 63,502. Over the past 14 days, the state Health Department said there have been 11,045 new infections reported.

    Furthermore, hospitalizations for COVID continue to rise as Lt. Gov. Josh Green reported 432 patients infected with the virus across the state. He said that 88% of those hospitalized are unvaccinated.

    “For every 100 cases we have in our state, we average 4.5 people that will end up sick enough to need hospitalization,” Green said.

    Some 63.3% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, while 71.5% have received at least one dose.

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