There was a reporting error earlier this week, which accounts for some of that, but state Health Director Dr. Libby Char said this morning it would still be an average of 300+ cases a day for the last three days. That's a pretty significant upward trend.
— Stephanie Salmons (@StephReports) July 30, 2021
Amid an ongoing surge in new infections, overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated, COVID hospitalizations in Hawaii have risen to their highest levels since January.
As of Monday morning, 92 people with COVID were being treated at facilities across the state.
Of those patients, 89 were unvaccinated, health officials said.
“We went from about 600 active cases about three weeks ago to 2,000,” said Lt. Gov. Josh Green. “When you see that kind of surge in cases, hospitalizations follow.”