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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, May 15, 2020

On 5/15/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported one new positive case on Hawai‘i Island for a cumulative total of 638 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 38,995 individuals have been tested in the state. (693 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:637 (1 newly reported)*

Hawai’i County:76

Honolulu County:414

Kaua’i County:21

Maui County:117†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:10

Required Hospitalization:81‡ (no new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:17 (no new deaths)

Released from Isolation:565§ (one released today)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, May 14, 2020

*AS A RESULT OF UPDATED INFORMATION, ONE HI RESIDENT DIAGNOSED OUTSIDE OF HAWAII 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 includes presumptive and confirmed cases, data are preliminary and subject to change; includes Hawaii residents and non-residents. Note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence. 

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HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

DAILY NEWS DIGEST

May 15, 2020

 

 

Department of Health:

One New Case of COVID-19 Reported

One new case of coronavirus is being reported by DOH. This is an adult, Hawai‘i island resident. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i since Feb. 28, 2020 to 638.

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 15, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*

O‘ahu

0

414

377

Hawai‘i

1

76

75

Maui

0

115

91

Kaua‘i

0

21

20

Moloka‘i

0

2

2

Lana‘i

0

0

0

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

10

 

Unknown

0

0

 

Total**

1

638

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

565

Deaths

0

17

 

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. Cases that have died and one case that left the jurisdiction have been removed from these counts.

 

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 693 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

38,995**

636

38,341

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **18 test results were inconclusive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

858 Passengers Arrive in Hawai‘i

Yesterday marked seven weeks since the State’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started for all passengers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state. Yesterday, 858 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 252 visitors and 318 residents. The following table shows passenger numbers coming into the state, but does not show interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

 

KONA

MAUI

O‘AHU

LĪHUʻE

TOTAL

Crew

5

 

108

 

113

Intended New Resident

5

 

95

 

100

Resident

14

 

304

 

318

Transit

 

 

75

 

75

Visitor

18

 

234

 

252

GRAND TOTAL

42

0

816

0

858

Flights

2

0

12

0

14

*Visitors are people who do not have a Hawai‘i ID, including essential healthcare workers, essential federal workers, former residents like mainland college students coming to stay with family, military on temporary assignment and leisure travelers.

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4589/051520-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

 

 

Department of the Attorney General:

Social Media Posts Lead to Another Visitor Arrest in Waikiki

A 23-year-old man from New York was arrested this morning by special agents from the Department of the Attorney General for violation of the mandatory 14-day quarantine rule and unsworn falsification to authority.

 Tarique Peters of the Bronx arrived on O‘ahu on Monday and posted numerous pictures of himself on Instagram. He allegedly left his hotel room the day he arrived and traveled many places using public transportation.

Authorities became aware of his social media posts from citizens who saw posts of him - on the beach with a surfboard, sunbathing, and walking around Waikīkī at night. This morning agents were able to confirm with hotel personnel that had seen Peters leave his room and the premises on numerous occasions this week.

When he was arrested, a local man was with him and charges are pending against him. Peters was booked and his bail is set at $4,000.

Hawai‘i Attorney General Clare Connors said, “We appreciate the assistance of local people who spot flagrant violations of our emergency rules on various social media sites and report them to the appropriate authorities.”

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/hawaii-covid-19-joint-information-center-news-release-social-media-posts-lead-to-another-visitor-arrest-may-15-2020/

 

 

Department of Transportation:

Kalanianaole Highway Contraflow to Reopen

The Kalaniana‘ole Highway Westbound contraflow/HOV lane that operates between West Halemaumau Street and Ainakoa Avenue will resume operations on Monday, May 18. The hours will be from 5 to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. As a reminder, HOV rules still apply to high occupancy vehicle lanes such as the Kalaniana‘ole Highway contraflow/HOV lane and the Zipper Lane, meaning two or more people must be in the vehicle to use the lane unless the driver qualifies for a permit for safety reasons. DOT is continuing to monitor traffic volumes during the State and County orders for COVID-19. It is down 29-51% on O‘ahu compared to last year.

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/05/14/kalanianaole-highway-contraflow-hov-resumes-monday-may-18/

 

National Maritime Day Activities

The DOT is advising everyone about National Maritime Day activities planned for Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22. National Maritime Day commemorates the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion in 1819. In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hard work of shippers, stevedores, and other essential harbor workers in maintaining our vital supply chains – the American Association of Port Authorities is encouraging all those in maritime to sound off every day at noon between May 18-22. This means you may hear horns and whistles at Hawai‘i ports, but there’s no cause for concern. DOT is also encouraging everyone to thank those you know in the maritime industry for continuing the flow of essential supplies during the COVID-19 emergency.

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/05/14/sound-off-for-national-maritime-day-activities-take-place-may-18-22/

 

Department of Public Safety:

Jail Population Report

From March 2 to May 15 there has been an 802-person decrease in the jail population. These reductions are due to the huge, up-front diversion efforts made by county police departments, PSD’s Intake Services Center Division and the State Judiciary. More recent, additional reductions are due to the collaborative efforts of the state public defender’s office, county prosecutors, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and the Supreme Court appointed Special Master, Judge Dan Foley. Currently there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the prisons or jails. The latest Inmate Testing Report can be found:

http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

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