U.S. at nearly 126K deaths, and has 2.5M cases of COVID

The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard for Monday morning, June 29, at 7:35 a.m.:

Worldwide cases: 10,199,798     Worldwide deaths: 502,947

U.S. cases:  2,564,163    U.S. deaths:  125,928

According to the Dashboard, the worldwide cases increased by 155,067 in the last 24 hours, and 3,055 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported.

According to the Dashboard, the United States has added 32,430  cases in the last 24 hours, and deaths attributed to COVID-19 have increased by 237.

Hawaii now has 899 cumulative cases of COVID-19, with 719 released from isolation.  On Sunday, the State Department of Health announced 27 new cases in the state, 1 on the Big Island, 1 on Maui, 2 on Kaua’i, and 23 on O’ahu.  Hawaii Island has 3 active cases.

Hawaii has had 18 people die from COVID-19, with only Alaska, the Virgin Islands, and Guam in the U.S. having fewer deaths.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell confirmed on Sunday that one of O’ahu’s COVID-19 cases is in a bus driver who drove for The Bus for five days while sick, from last Monday until last Friday, when he got tested.  The Bus management was advised Saturday evening of the positive test.   There were 17 cases on O’ahu among people who had attended a funeral service.

Mayor Caldwell and Lt. Gov. Dr. Josh Green have both urged people to stay home if possible, even during the July 4th weekend, and wear a mask if out and close to others.

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