Hawaii health officials reported 71 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday including 48 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, two on the Big Island and 10 residents diagnosed out of state.

The number of people with COVID-19 needing hospital care in Hawaii has been steadily declining. There are currently 45 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in the islands, down from 124 a month ago.

About 10.8% of Hawaii’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health.

Hawaii remains in phase 1b of its vaccine rollout plan, which includes seniors 75 and older, first responders and other essential workers.

The third phase of Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan is scheduled to launch in March. That phase, 1c, will include people 65 and older along with other essential workers and people with underlying health conditions.

Statewide, 1.1% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. That figure is 1.9% on Maui and 1.3% on Oahu.

Current restrictions on gatherings on Oahu will remain in place for at least another month, Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s office announced in a news release on Friday.

For more information, check this Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site or this state site, and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also provides this comprehensive dashboard. You can also learn about our daily COVID-19 tracker here.

26,810
COVID-19 Cases

425
Deaths

1,029,156
Tests performed

39
Daily Case Count

1.3%
Test Positivity

Source: The City and County of Honolulu
* The current case numbers and test positivity rate may not correlate with the metrics set for a specific tier as the county must spend at least four consecutive weeks in a tier and meet the metrics for the next tier before advancing, according to the reopening plan. More information of the City and County of Honolulu’s reopening strategy as well as details of the restrictions of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 can be found at oneoahu.org

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