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96 New Cases of COVID-19 in the state, Oct 17th

11:32 PM · Oct 17, 2020

12 new cases via Hawaii DoH and HCCD. There have been a total of 1026 (+21) confirmed cases on Hawaiʻi Island according to DoH, with 237 (+8 net) active cases of COVID-19 implied. As of yesterday there were 10 hospitalized on the island (HCCD), 3 at HMC. Hawaii Island Deaths Total: 40 (+1) – "7 community at the Hilo Medical Center, 2 community at the Kona Community Hospital, 4 from Life Care Center, per their website, 27 from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home." (HMC). 7-day average on test positivity on island is now at 2.7%, the state's positivity rate is now at 2.5%. Yesterday, Hawaii Island had over 509 COVID-19 tests processed. (HDOH) Total Cases Statewide: 13,949 (+96 today) Released from Isolation: 10,995 (+48) Total Required Hospitalization: 1001 (+13) Total Deaths: 186 (+1) *As a result of updated information, one case was recategorized from Honolulu to Hawaii ~ DoH