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New Travel Restrictions in Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health officials reported 56 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections today, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 37,067 cases.No new virus-related fatalities were reported today so the statewide COVID-19 death toll remains 506.

The U.S. coronavirus-related death toll today is over 600,000 and the nationwide infection tally is more than 33.4 million. Today’s probable infections since the start of the pandemic added to the counts today include 817 on Maui, 759 on Oahu, 66 on Hawaii island, 24 on Molokai, three on Kauai, three on Lanai and 51 residents diagnosed outside the state.

Health officials also said today that, of the state’s total infection count, 711 cases were considered to be active. Officials say they consider infections reported in the past 14 days to be a proxy number for active cases. The state’s total number of active cases increased today by 16.Health officials counted 4,763 new COVID-19 test results in today’s tally, for a 1.18% statewide positivity rate. The state’s 7-day average positivity rate is 1%, according to the Hawaii COVID-19 Data dashboard.

The latest Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine summary said that 1,610,827 vaccine doses have been administered through state and federal distribution programs as of Sunday. Health officials say that more than 55% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.New travel rules are going into effect this week as progress in COVID-19 vaccinations. Starting Tuesday, those traveling inter-island will no longer need to take a pre-travel COVID test. Quarantine rules are also being dropped.

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