Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Hawaii

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August 11, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Hawaii

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely.

The United States as of Aug. 10 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 92.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.2% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100,000 residents within the week leading up to Aug. 9, 2022. Cumulative cases per 100,000 served as a tiebreaker.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 infection rates in your state.

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#5. Kalawao County, HI

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 0 (0 total cases)
--- 100.0% less cases per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 0 (0 total deaths)
--- 100.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#4. Kauai County, HI

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 202 (146 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,944 (16,587 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 51 (37 total deaths)
--- 54.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#3. Hawaii County, HI

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 232 (468 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,226 (36,727 total cases)
--- 19.7% less cases per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 104 (209 total deaths)
--- 7.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#2. Honolulu County, HI

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 257 (2,503 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,450 (228,535 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 121 (1,184 total deaths)
--- 8.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#1. Maui County, HI

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 284 (476 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,611 (39,529 total cases)
--- 4.0% more cases per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 90 (150 total deaths)
--- 19.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Hawaii
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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