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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, August 27, 2020

On 8/27/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 306 new positive cases. There are 7 additional cases on Maui, 10 are on Hawai‘i Island, and 289 are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 7,566 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 188,153 individuals have been tested in the state. (2,478 new tests)

306 / 2,478 = 12.3% 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

MORE DETAILS

Total cases:7566 (306 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:253

Honolulu County:6915

Kaua’i County:56

Maui County:318†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:24

Required Hospitalization:462‡ (18 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:55 (four new deaths)

Released from Isolation:2371§ (83 new releases)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, August 27, 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.

HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER 

DAILY NEWS DIGEST 

August 27, 2020 

 

Department of Health:  

Four Additional Deaths Reported and 306 New COVID-19 Cases 

Three O‘ahu women and one (1) O‘ahu man, all who had been hospitalized with underlying medical conditions raise the coronavirus death toll in Hawai‘i to 55. Two of the women are in the 70 to 79-year-old age group and the other woman and the man are 80-years or older.  


Today’s daily positivity rate for Hawaiʻi is 12% (306-cases divided by 2,478-tests). While the total number of cases reported today seems higher, the current percent of positive cases (6.8%) is approximately the same because cases are reporting earlier illness onsets and earlier specimen collection dates. To check the positivity rate over the past week: 

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/, select the Lab Testing chart. 

  

Of the cases reported today, 277 are adults and 29 are minors.   

A full breakdown of ages among total cases in Hawaiʻi is available at: 

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/, select the Age/Gender chart.  

 

Currently, among all cases since March, the highest number of cases are among 18 to 29 year-olds and 30 to 39 year-olds. Pacific Islanders remain among the highest percentage of cases among ethnic groups. To view this data, select the race chart (link above). Case investigators continue to see COVID-19 clusters involving parties or gatherings in private homes (e.g., birthday parties, funerals, get-togethers, religious gatherings etc.). These gatherings have no masking and no distancing and mostly involve families and friends. 

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 27, 2020     

Island of Diagnosis     

New Cases     

Reported since     

2/28/2020     

(including new cases)   

O‘ahu     

289 

6,915 

Hawai‘i     

10 

253 

Maui    

315 

Kaua‘i    

56 

Moloka‘i     

Lana‘i     

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI    

24 

Total Cases     

306 

7,566 

Deaths     

55 

Hospitalization count as of 8/26/20 at 5:30 pm: 13-Hawai‘i,28-Maui, 245-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i   

 

Laboratory* Testing Data     

There were 2,478 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting. 

Total Number of Individuals Tested     

by Clinical and State Laboratories     

Positive     

Negative     

188,153**     

7,566 

180,561   

 

 

 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **26 test results were inconclusive     

https://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 

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:  

Hawai‘i Visitor Statistics Released for July 2020   

In July 2020, visitor arrivals to the State decreased 97.7-percent compared to a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary statistics released Thursday by HTA. A total of 22,562 visitors traveled to Hawai‘i by air service last month compared to 995,210 total visitors during the same period a year ago. All passengers arriving from out-of-state during July were required to abide by a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5151/july-2020-visitor-statistics-press-release-final.pdf  

 

1,829 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday  

On Monday, a total of 1,829 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 413 visitors and 677 returning residents. There was a total of 31 arriving flights. 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 TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

16  

15  

123  

  

154  

Transit  

  

1  

193  

  

194  

Military  

  

  

89  

  

89  

Exempt  

  

  

121  

  

121  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

14  

7  

160  

  

181  

Returning Resident  

71  

46  

560  

  

677  

Visitor  

36  

20  

357  

  

413  

GRAND TOTAL  

137  

89  

1,603  

 

1,829  

Flights  

3  

2  

26  

0  

31  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5102/082620-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

 

1,695 Passengers Arrive on Wednesday  

Yesterday, a total of 1,695 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 397 visitors and 548 returning residents. There was a total of 32 arriving flights. 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 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

11  

14  

140  

  

165  

Transit  

  

  

217  

  

217  

Military  

  

  

120  

  

120  

Exempt  

  

  

142  

  

142  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

  

16  

90  

  

106  

Returning Resident  

32  

45  

471  

  

548  

Visitor  

20  

18  

359  

  

397  

GRAND TOTAL  

63  

93  

1,539  

 

1,695  

Flights  

3  

2  

27  

0  

32  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5160/082720-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

 

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:  

DCCA Employee at State Office Tower Tests Positive for COVID-19   

DCCA announced Thursday that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who works at the Leiopapa A. Kamehameha building on South Beretania St. got their results back Wednesday night. The employee last worked in an 8th floor office on Aug. 16. The employee did not exhibit any symptoms during the rest of the work week and only began to feel ill over the following weekend, prompting a test on Monday, Aug. 24. Upon knowledge of the positive test result last night, the Office of Consumer Protection in Honolulu notified staff not to report to the office today and closed for the health and safety of everyone.   

  

The department is working with DAGS to make arrangements for professional cleaning to properly sanitize and disinfect affected areas. The office will remain closed tomorrow, Aug. 28, as a precaution. Staff will continue to telework and respond to public inquiries received by phone or sent via email during normal business hours. Other DCCA offices, including OCP’s Hilo and Maui offices, are unaffected by the positive case. DCCA Director Catherine Awakuni Colón said, “We appreciate the employee’s mindfulness to heed the public messaging and stay home at the onset of feeling ill. Our department took quick action and contacted DOH to ensure proper protocols were followed as the health and safety of not only our employees, but also the visiting public has always been a primary concern.”     

 

Hawai‘i State Judiciary:  

Two O‘ahu Judiciary Employees Test Positive for COVID-19   

A Ka‘ahumanu Hale (Circuit Court) employee and a Hale Ho‘omalu Juvenile Detention Facility employee have tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawai‘i State Judiciary announced Wednesday. The Ka‘ahumanu Hale employee last worked in the office on Aug.19 and didn’t exhibit symptoms until Aug. 24. They received a positive test Wednesday. DOH said that person posed no risk to anyone in the courthouse due to the length of time out of the office. The Hale Ho‘omalu employee last worked on Aug. 18 and received a positive test result Monday. Employees with close prolonged contact with the affected individual have been identified and told to self-quarantine. They have been advised to seek guidance from their medical providers and will return to work when medically appropriate to do so.   

  

There are now seven confirmed positive cases for Judiciary employees statewide – six on O‘ahu and one on Hawai‘i island. Another Hale Ho‘omalu employee tested positive on Aug. 20, but that person had not been at work since Aug. 11 and posed no risk to anyone in the facility. In addition, a youth at Hale Ho‘omalu tested positive Saturday. The minor was already in medical isolation and did not have any contact with other juveniles.  

  

Hale Ho‘omalu has an emergency operations plan and followed its protocols in response to the situation. The medical and administrative staff will continue to confer with DOH regarding any additional actions needed.   

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/2020/08/two-oahu-judiciary-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19  

  

Hawai‘i House of Representatives:  

Human Services, Homeless Committee to Hold Briefing on Treating COVID-19 Patients   

The Human Services and Homeless Committee is set to hold a briefing Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, on the growing need to isolate, quarantine, and treat COVID-19 patients. The informational briefing includes updates on the status of transmission of COVID-19 within our homeless population. The committee chair, Joy San Buenaventura, will also ask participants to explain the plan, initiatives, and processes being implemented by DOH and other State agencies to quarantine and isolate individuals in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Among those participating will be; the Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness Scott Morishige, DOH Behavioral Administration Deputy Director Edward Mersereau, UH Associate Professor of Health Policy Dr. Victoria Fan, and DOH Adult Mental Health Division Chief Dr. Amy Curtis. The briefing will be held at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live. To watch:   

https://olelo.org/ or http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31   

 

 

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center 

 

Helpful Resources 

 

 

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or mpdquarantine@mpd.net  

Non-emergency line (808) 935-3311  

 

  • City & County of Honolulu 

    Interisland passengers arriving on Oahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.  

     

To report violators: 808-723-3900 or HPDcovidenforce@honolulu.gov  

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