HONOLULU (AP) - The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Hawaii surged by 83 people in the past week. The new cases raise the total number of affected people statewide to 198 since the virus was first was reported May 5.
The state Health Department on Wednesday said 78 of the new cases are on Oahu, while the Big Island and Kauai each had two cases and Maui had one.
The Maui case is the island's first, even though the official overall count is two. Last month, a Maui resident became ill and was hospitalized in Washington state, and is included in the island's total.