The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 4,075 new COVID-19 infections over the past week, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 325,944.
The state’s seven-day average of new cases was reported at 573, one less than the 574 reported on July 20. The DOH’s daily average reflects new cases per day from July 16 to 22, which is an earlier set of days than the count of new infections.
The DOH also reported 23 more deaths, bringing the state’s coronavirus-related death toll to 1,571.
By island, 2,719 new infections were reported on Oahu, 542 on Hawaii Island, 527 on Maui, 176 on Kauai, 11 on Molokai and five on Lanai. Another 95 infections were reported for residents outside the state of Hawaii.
The actual numbers are estimated to be at least five to six times higher as these figures do not include the results of the home test kit, DOH director Dr. Elizabeth Char.
The state’s average positivity rate, meanwhile, climbed to 15.7% compared to the 15.1% reported last week, representing tests conducted between July 19 and 25.
Average positivity rates for Kauai County increased this week to 19.9% compared to the 18.5% reported last week. The average positivity rate for Maui County jumped to 17.8%, up from the 14.7% reported last week.
There were 163 COVID patients in Hawaii hospitals today, according to the state dashboard, slightly higher than the 159 reported last week. Of the 163, 11 are in intensive care and seven are on ventilators.