Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases
News Release from Hawaii DoH, July 29, 2020
On 7/29/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 109 new positive cases. Two of the cases are on Kaua‘i, 9 are on Maui and 98 are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 1,865 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). An earlier case was removed as a result of updated information.
A total of 119,212 individuals have been tested in the state. (1,653 new tests)
109/1653 = 6.6% positive
Detailed information and data about COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i is available at:
Latest Cases in Hawai'i | Current Situation in Hawai'i | COVID-19 Data Dashboard
LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I
Total cases:1865* (109 newly reported)
Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:23
Required Hospitalization:173‡ (six new hospitalizations)
Hawaii deaths:26 (no new deaths)
Released from Isolation:1215§ (10 released)
Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, July 29, 2020
*AS A RESULT OF UPDATED INFORMATION, ONE CASE FROM HONOLULU WAS REMOVED FROM THE COUNTS.
†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.
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NEW RECORD NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES REPORTED DUE TO TESTING DELAYS, JULY 29, 2020
News Release from Hawaii DoH, Jul 29, 2020
(Honolulu) – The number of COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday have hit another single-day record, although the State had been anticipating the increase due to lab closures on Sunday and Monday after Hurricane Douglas. The case count for today stands at a total of 109; 98 on O‘ahu, nine (9) on Maui, and two (2) on Kaua‘i. A total of 5,160 tests were processed between yesterday and today. Normally, about 1,000-2,000 tests are processed each day.
(Editor's Note: 5,160 tests is the total of Mon + Tue + Wed tests announced.)
“The dramatic increase in cases reported today was anticipated based on recent trends since the Fourth of July weekend, which continue,” said State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson. “We are seeing an increase in small and large social gatherings, including gatherings on beaches and in our parks, at homes and in workplaces. We have also recently seen an increase in cases associated with bars, gyms other establishments where physical distancing and masking is not regularly practiced. Based on data collected on cases through our investigations and contact tracing, we are recommending that strategic actions be taken to further restrict activities associated with these cases,” said Anderson. Venues where multiple clusters have been identified, such as in bars and gyms, will obviously be targeted, said Anderson.
Multiple household and other clusters have been associated with social interactions such as house parties, beach parties/gatherings, birthday parties, father’s day and 4th of July gatherings, religious functions, co-workers sitting in prolonged meetings while removing masks to eat or drink, shopping, funeral events, meeting for drinks and socializing at bars.
“We’re seeing relaxed rules around our community and in businesses where people stop wearing masks and don’t practice physical distancing. We all have to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves as well as others. Masking and physical distancing not only protect us but also those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. As we anticipate schools to re-open, our children are going to need to look to adults to set an example and we can’t let out guards down right now.”