Coronavirus: DOH reports 78 new cases, with 14 additional fatalities


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Health reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 21 for the state: 65 cases are from Honolulu County, 9 cases are from Hawaii County and 4 cases are from Maui County. The cumulative state total is now 14,233. The DOH also reported 14 additional coronavirus-deaths, 10 of which are old deaths re-classified as COVID deaths from the nursing homes in Hawai‘i County. The death of those dates range from mid-September to early October. The state death toll now stands at 203.

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The DOH reported that 482,982 test results have been received as of October 20.

There are now 2,842 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Here is an in-depth breakdown:

  • Hawaii County: 1,091 (9)
  • Honolulu: 12,617 (65)
  • Kauai County: 60 (0)
  • Maui County: 417 (4)
  • Pending/Unknown: (0)
  • HI Residents Diagnosed outside of HI: 48 (0)
  • Required Hospitalization: 1,033
  • Deaths: 203 (14)
  • Released from isolation: 11,188

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Correction: The DOH clarified that 10 of the 14 deaths reported on Wednesday are old deaths re-classified as COVID deaths. The additional deaths were added as a result of updated information. This story has been updated to reflect the DOH’s clarification.

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