Maui County’s seven day average of cases peaked at 57.6 per 100,000 on Aug. 25, and has been on a steady decline since the beginning of September, dropping to 12.0 per 100,000 today.
Of today’s 195 cases, there were 163 cases identified as confirmed, and 32 probable cases were added to the count. The confirmed cases included: 97 on O‘ahu (+21 probable); 34 on Hawai‘i Island (+6 probable); 11 on Maui (+5 probable); 14 on Kaua‘i; and seven in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.
Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 811, with three new deaths reported today.
*Officials with the state Department of Health say that “because of the volume of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 related deaths” going forward, the DOH “can no longer provide daily information including county of death, age range of the decedent, hospitalization status, gender, and whether or not the decedent had underlying conditions.” This information will be updated every
Today’s COVID case count includes all cases from the regular 24-hour reporting cycle that ended at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
In Maui County, the seven day average for new cases daily is 20, with a 2.2% test positivity rate over 14 days. This is -57% from Sept. 19 to Oct. 2, 2021. For every 100,000 residents in Maui County, there have been an average of 12.0 newly reported cases per day over the last seven days.
Statewide, there were 172 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday (Down 62% from a peak of 448 on Sept. 4), according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green. This is still up +4.2% from the 165 hospitalizations reported on Aug. 5, 2021. The state’s positivity rate is now at 3.6%.
There are a total of seven individuals hospitalized in Maui County with COVID-19, (five are unvaccinated and two are vaccinated) according to counts last updated on Oct. 1, 2021, from Maui Health. Of that number, none are in the ICU or on ventilators.
*Note on ICU capacity: The Maui hospital needs to have adequate ICU nurses to care for the ICU patients that are in beds and will staff up and down based on need. This means that although beds are listed as still “available,” staffing would be needed to accommodate occupancy. According to Maui Health, capacity and staffing statistics are not static numbers, and are constantly shifting throughout a 24 hour period, with staffing based on census/capacity.
Through Oct. 4, 2021, an estimated 2,031,325 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. The state’s total population is 1,415,857. The DOH reports that 76.6% of the state population has had one dose of vaccination, and 68.2% have completed full vaccination. On Maui, the DOH reports that 72% of the total population in Maui County has initiated a vaccine, while 61% have completed a full course of vaccination.