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Hawaii reports 110 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials have reported 110 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and no new deaths.

The figures reported Friday bring the statewide total to 16,412 cases.

The state has reported 222 deaths from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, including 173 deaths on Oahu, 31 on Hawaii island, 17 on Maui and one from Kauai who died on the mainland, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The U.S. has recorded more than 244,000 deaths since the pandemic began.

Friday’s new reported figures include 92 infections on Oahu, eight on the Big Island, two on Kauai, one on Maui and seven state residents diagnosed outside of the state, according to the state Department of Health. The new cases came from 4,860 coronavirus tests, meaning the state’s positivity rate was 2.3%.

There have been 14,172 confirmed cases on Oahu, 1,459 in Hawaii County, 443 on Maui, 106 on Lanai, 75 on Kauai and 17 on Molokai. There have also been 138 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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