More young people are getting COVID, state health department says



HONOLULU (KHON2) — More young people are getting diagnosed with COVID-19, the Hawaii Department of Health revealed in new published data.

In just one week, cases for those 0 to 17 years old reportedly increased by 549 which brings the total cases of this age range since the pandemic started to 5,765. Some cases have even lead to hospitalizations with four more in this age range requiring more long-term medical care.

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COVID-19 cases for those between 18 and 29 also increased by 664, with 22 people hospitalized. And cases for those in their 30s went up by 506, with 17 hospitalized.

The age group with the smallest increase was those over 80, with just 15 more cases reported in one week. Within that age group, 18 more people were hospitalized.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of cases increased. The story has been corrected.

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