6 new COVID deaths reported, 144 new infections statewide

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Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 9:07 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 17, 2021 at 9:02 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported six new COVID-19-realted fatalities Sundat, bringing the state’s death toll to 872.

The state also logged 144 new infections.

The new cases bring the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 82,394.

Over the last 14 days, the state says there have been 2,051 cases detected.

Of the new infections reported Sunday:

  • 76 were on Oahu
  • 39 on Hawaii Island
  • 8 on Maui
  • 11 on Kauai
  • 1 on Lanai

There were also nine residents diagnosed out of state.

The state is no longer issuing details daily on where COVID deaths occurred, their age ranges, and whether those who died had underlying conditions. That information is now only issued weekly.

This week, Hawaii also reached a milestone of 70% of the state’s population being fully vaccinated, while 78.2% has received at least one dose.

This story will be updated.

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