Fifty-five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by state health officials on Thursday, along with another COVID-19 related fatality. It is the highest number of COVID-19 infections verified by state officials in one day to date.

Nearly all cases were on Oahu. Three cases were verified by officials on the Big Island and two infections were confirmed on Maui. An elderly woman on Oahu was the 26th person officials say who died of possible COVID-19 related complications.

The Hawaii Department of Health has tracked COVID-19 cases since late February, and the first infection was confirmed in March. The first wave of cases reached its peak in April, and a lull in the number of new infections lasted through much of May. New diagnoses began to

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