A child in Hawai‘i has died as a result of complications from COVID-19 infection.
The State Department of Health on Tuesday officially reported the state’s first pediatric COVID-19 death, a child 10 years old or younger. DOH reports such deaths in age groups spanning 10 years.
The child, a boy with known underlying health conditions, and his parents were visiting Hawai‘i from another state. He experienced COVID-19 symptoms shortly after arriving in the islands and was taken to a hospital where he died.
Both parents were fully vaccinated before making the trip to Hawai‘i.
There have been 479 deaths in Hawai‘i in which COVID-19 was a contributing factor.
Daily COVID-19 Update
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 54 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. The statewide total is now 32,041.
No new cases were identified on Kaua´i Tuesday, per DOH statistics. The state’s two-week average is 77 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.4%.
A DOH map that tracks cases by district across all islands can be accessed on the department’s website.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
A total of 2,114 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began.
To date, a total of 1,172,923 doses of COVID-19 vaccination have been administered statewide.