Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases
News Release from Hawaii DoH, August 6, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases
On 8/6/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 152 new positive cases. One of the cases is on Hawai‘i Island, 3 cases are on Maui and 148 cases are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 2,914 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). A previous case was removed due to updated laboratory information.
A total of 135,284 individuals have been tested in the state. (375 new tests)
152/375 = 40.5% 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:2914* (152 newly reported)
Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:23
Required Hospitalization:225‡ (9 new hospitalizations)
Hawaii deaths:29 (two new deaths)
Released from Isolation:1440§ (38 released)
Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, August 6, 2020
*AS A RESULT OF UPDATED INFORMATION, ONE CASE FROM HAWAII WAS RE-CATEGORIZED TO HONOLULU.
†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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DOH Aug 6, 2020: “Positive case numbers today have been delayed due to laboratory reporting issues.”
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TWO MORE COVID-19 DEATHS REPORTED, AUGUST 6, 2020
News Release from Hawaii DoH, Aug 6, 2020
Two More COVID-19 Deaths in Hawai‘i Again Highlight Insidious Nature of Coronavirus
(Honolulu) – Two O‘ahu residents are the 28th and 29th casualties of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. An elderly female, with underlying medical conditions, had been a resident at a Pearl City nursing home, but then was hospitalized. An elderly man, also with underlying health issues, was also in the hospital when he died.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said, “The passing of this man really demonstrates how rapidly and invisibly COVID-19 is spreading through our communities, particularly on O‘ahu and particularly associated with clusters. A close contact of this individual attended a spin class at a gym taught by a person linked to the Hawaiian Airlines cluster.”
Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson in expressing heartfelt condolences to both the man and woman’s families and friends said, “This is why taking personal responsibility is so critical as we continue to see this rise in COVID-19 cases. If you’re sick, stay home. If you’re around other people, wear your mask and practice physical distancing. These are proven methods to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.”
The Department of Health will report today’s case numbers, as usual, at noon at hawaiicovid19.com.
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