Hawaii reports 485 new COVID cases in highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic; no additional fatalities – Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Amid an ongoing rise in COVID cases throughout the state, Hawaii reported 485 brand-new infections Saturday in the highest single-day overall considering that the start of the pandemic.According to DOH Spokesperson Brooks Baehr, all the cases reported Saturday are from the newest 24-hour reporting duration, which ended at 11:59 pm Thursday.The boost in cases comes as the state Health Department reported 622 COVID cases on Friday, which authorities stated was a result of delayed laboratory reporting and a continued rise in cases.The electronic lab reporting system disturbance experienced earlier in the week has been totally solved, according to Brooks.Of the cases reported, 315 were on Oahu, 101 on Hawaii Island, nine on Kauai and 42 on Maui. There have been 2,996 cases reported in the previous 14 days. State and health authorities continue to advise caution and motivate homeowners to get vaccinated.The state does not provide details on how many cases were in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated individuals.