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202 new COVID-19 cases with 1 on Maui; 2 Oahu deaths reported

State Department of Health officials reported 202 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 197 on Oahu, two each on Hawaii and Kauai islands, and one on Maui.

Two more Oahu deaths, both men 40 to 59 years old, at least one of whom had underlying health conditions, were reported today.

The death toll is now 38, with six on Maui, 31 on Oahu and one Kauai resident out of state.

Health officials pointed to multiple clusters on Oahu as the reason behind the majority of new cases. Infections include five distinct restaurant clusters; however, each involves a few employees at single locations and no transmission to customers has been identified at this time, according to a news release. An employee potluck at Honolulu Hale is a potential transmission source for 11 cases of illness among City and County of Honolulu workers. 

There have now been 3,958 cases statewide, including 3,558 on Oahu, 191 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 135 on Hawaii island and 51 on Kauai. Twenty-three residents have been diagnosed out of state.

Of the total cases, 1,665 have been released from isolation and 260 have required hospitalization.

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