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COVID Count: 41 new cases out of 1,423 tests
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, July 7, 2020

On 7/7/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 41 new positive cases. One case is on Hawai‘i Island, 2 cases are on Kaua‘i, and 38 cases are on O‘ahu, for a cumulative total of 1,071 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 87,096 individuals have been tested in the state. (1,423 new tests)

Detailed information and data about COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i is available at:

Latest Cases in Hawai'iCurrent Situation in Hawai'i  | COVID-19 Data Dashboard

LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I

MORE DETAILS

Total cases:1071 (41 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:95

Honolulu County:788

Kaua’i County:42

Maui County:128†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:18

Required Hospitalization:119‡ (no new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:19 (no new deaths)

Released from Isolation:797§ (16 released)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, July 7, 2020

†One case is a Lanai resident whose exposure is on Maui Island and who will be remaining on Maui Island for the interim.

‡Includes Hawaii residents hospitalized out of state.

§Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria (Isolation should be maintained until at least 3 days (72 hours) after resolution of fever and myalgia without the use of antipyretics OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset, whichever is longer). (The cases that have died and one case that has left the jurisdiction have been removed from these counts).

Positive cases include presumptive and confirmed cases, and Hawaii residents and non-residents; data are preliminary and subject to change. Note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence.

HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

DAILY NEWS DIGEST

July 7, 2020

Office of the Governor:

At a news briefing, Gov. David Ige said the 41 new COVID-19 cases reported by DOH Tuesday is still manageable. It is the highest case count since the pandemic began earlier this year. Gov. Ige said, “It is the highest we’ve had, and it is concerning. However, as we re-opened our economy, we expected this. We are tracking this very closely and it is manageable right now. We have the ability to test people we need to test, and DOH has significantly increased the number of people available to trace the contacts of positive cases.” Gov. Ige also said he is “in daily discussions with DOH, the county mayors, and other leaders. As we have done in the past, we will continue to make decisions based on the best available science and facts. We have not made any decisions yet and will let you know as soon as any changes are necessary.”

Department of Health:

41 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

Forty-one (41) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by DOH Tuesday. Thirty-eight (38) of those cases are in Honolulu, one (1) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Kaua‘i.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 7, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*

O‘ahu

38

788

559

Hawai‘i

1

95

87

Maui

0

126

114

Kaua‘i

2

42

35

Moloka‘i

0

2

2

Lana‘i

0

0

0

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

18

 

Unknown

0

0

 

Total

41

1,071

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

797

Deaths

0

19

 

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.

 

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 1,423 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

87,096**

1,069

86,012

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **15 test results were inconclusive

Hawaiicovid19.com

 

For more tables, charts and visualizations visit the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii

State Health Officials Say Spike in Cases Could Continue

DOH officials are reminding everyone that we could continue to see a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases as levels of activity increase within the state. DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “Now more than ever it is critically important for everyone to wear a cloth face mask whenever outside of their home. Many of the clusters we have been investigating are associated with situations where a mask has not been worn or physical distancing was not exercised. These are new infections that are not associated with known cases and investigations ... We have an opportunity now to turn around these numbers before opening travel and safely resuming school and work. Let’s take this opportunity to all wear masks and do our part to prevent COVID-19.” Meanwhile, State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said, “This latest report shows COVID-19 is widely circulating in our community. The numbers today will likely continue, at least at this level, if people continue to disregard using their masks and physical distancing. While we have an increased number of staff at DOH and are in the process of hiring newly trained contact tracers, the community must adhere to safe practices - as no amount of contact tracing and testing will combat a respiratory pathogen alone.”

DOH Continues to Monitor Clusters

DOH is continuing to monitor several clusters, including one associated with Hawaiian Airlines which now involves 15 cases; 13 staff and two close contacts of those employees. Yesterday it was announced nine cases were associated with a gym in Honolulu that had poor ventilation and insufficient physical distancing. Other clusters include seven cases at a food distribution company, four cases involving a hardware distributor, and a cluster of 17 cases on Kaua‘i. Community outreach and testing activities continue.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

2,637 Passengers Arrive on Monday

Yesterday a total of 2,637 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 616 visitors and 839 returning residents. There was a total of 23 arriving flights. During the same time last year, approximately 35,000 people arrived in Hawai‘i daily. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020

 

KONA

MAUI

O‘AHU

LĪHUʻE

TOTAL

Crew

8

25

262

6

295

Transit

 

1

157

 

158

Military

 

1

364

 

365

Exempt

 

 

228

 

228

Relocate to Hawai‘i

8

12

116

 

136

Returning Resident

33

82

724

 

839

Visitor

32

37

547

8

616

GRAND TOTAL

81

158

2,398

14

2,637

Flights

3

3

17

2

23

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4850/070720-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Hawai‘i State Senate

Senate Staff Members Tested for COVID-19

In a memorandum sent to employees at the State Capitol, Senate President Ron Kouchi said all individuals working in the Senate office in which a staff member had tested positive over the weekend have tested negative for COVID-19. He reminded everyone to follow social distance requirements, wear masks at the Capitol, properly wash your hands, and sanitize all equipment and frequent touch spots.

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