Hawaii reports 218 COVID cases, 4 new deaths


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reports 218 new coronavirus cases, and four new deaths on Saturday, Nov. 20.

There are 122 coronavirus cases on Oahu, 50 on the Big Island, 19 on Kauai, 20 on Maui, one on Molokai, and six diagnosed out of state.

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DOH reports of the 218 cases, 90 of them are from a statewide backlog of cases from new testing providers.

“We recently had some new testing providers come on board,” explained Brooks Baehr. “They’re brand new to the electronic lab reporting system. For whatever reason, their numbers did not get to us, when when they should have gotten to us. We just got them out for we’re recording them now. We think that in the coming week or so maybe a couple weeks, we’re going to see some more of these historical pieces contribute to slightly elevated case counts.”

That brings the state total to 86,740.

The state death toll rises to 1,002.

The state stands at 72.3% of vaccinated residents.

Here is an in-depth breakdown from the DOH’s website:

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