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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, June 1, 2020

On 6/1/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported no new positive cases for a cumulative total of 652 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 48,921 individuals have been tested in the state. (434 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:652 (0 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:81

Honolulu County:421

Kaua’i County:20

Maui County:120†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:10

Required Hospitalization:83‡ (no new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:17 (no new deaths)

Released from Isolation:608§ (none released today)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, June 1, 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.

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HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

DAILY NEWS DIGEST

June 1, 2020

Governor’s Office:

Mandatory Quarantine for InterIsland Travel to be Lifted Effective June 16th

Recognizing Hawai‘i’s national leadership in controlling the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ige announced the lifting of the 14-day quarantine for interisland travel effective two weeks from tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16, 2020). At an afternoon news briefing at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Governor Ige said, “This is an important step for everyone living in Hawai‘i. It will help reunite families and friends who have been separated due to the pandemic. And it’s an important step for the reopening of our kama‘aina economy.”  The governor was joined in making the announcement by Senate President Ron Kouchi and Speaker of the House Scott Saiki. Additionally, Attorney General Clare Connors, Tim Sakahara from the Dept. of Transportation, DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson, and Hawaiian Airlines President & CEO Peter Ingram were on hand to answer questions. “Lifting the quarantine is great news but flying between islands is going to be a different experience,” Governor Ige said.

Reopening Air Travel More Broadly

The next step in reopening air travel will be the lifting of the quarantine for residents and visitors traveling to Hawai‘I from out of state. Governor Ige commented, “Planning to lift the out-of-state quarantine is being done though an earnest, but careful and thoughtful process. We have seen what has happened to other communities that reopened too quickly. There have been new outbreaks. And many of our largest visitor markets, like California still have large numbers of new cases. We have to make sure that we do not experience a surge that overwhelms our healthcare capacity.” The governor said he expects to make an announcement about reopening mainland and foreign travel to the state next weeks. He said state leadership is exploring multiple options including only reopening initially to some travel corridors and bubbles and that screening and contact tracing are likely to be elements of the final plan. “Everyone in Hawai‘i has done a great job in coming together to flatten the curve. It’s been difficult, but you followed the mandates and I am proud of what you have achieved,” Governor Ige concluded.

Department of the Attorney General:

New Travel Procedures and Requirements for Interisland Travel

The Governor recognized Attorney General Clare Conners and her team and other state departments for developing plans for the complex process of reopening Neighbor island travel. Conners indicates the new screening and tracking process will help minimize any new spread of COVID-19 and allow quick response should an outbreak occur. The key components of the new system will include thermal screening at state airports for everyone who travels between islands. Additionally, all travelers will be required to fill out a new travel form that will help health officials track and respond to new coronavirus cases. More details on what’s required will be released soon along with the new travel form. 

Department of Transportation:

Detail on What Happens at the Airport When You Travel Interisland

Various state departments were involved in the process leading to today’s announcement of the reopening of interisland travel on June 16. DOT spokesperson Tim Sakahara said, “Part of that process was developing a new form that went through at least a dozen iterations. The main difference between the former arriving passenger forms is the interisland form asks for health related information.” That information will be used by the Dept. of Health in case health experts need to follow up or contact a traveler. Key points of the process include:

  • Temperature screening area (elevated temp of 100.4 degrees or greater, no fly)
  • Passenger verification  before TSA checkpoints for completing of turning in forms
  • Forms collected and information verified
  • Anyone reporting symptoms to undergo additional screening and/or testing

In addition to having an elevated temperature, refusal to complete the mandatory forms or being on the traveler 14-day quarantine list will disqualify someone from flying. Forms are mandatory for all flight segments, even on the same day.

Office of the Lieutenant Governor:

LG says People Should Not Be Scared to Go Out

At the afternoon news briefing Lieutenant Gov. Josh Green reiterated that Hawai‘i has done extraordinarily well the past few weeks. No new cases today, no fatalities in a month, and more than 95% of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have now been cleared. He said he understands, that in spite of these positive statistics, many people are still reluctant to go out into public spaces. “As long as people continue to wear masks, practice good social distancing and hand hygiene, everyone should feel comfortable getting out…to their doctor’s to maintain their health, to visit friends and family in groups of fewer than 10 people and to visit their favorite local restaurants,” Green said. He added that people do need to be prepared for a likely increased in coronavirus cases in Hawai‘i over the next few weeks and months; people should not be alarmed. He remarked, “This is the nature of living with COVID-19 until we see major progress on a treatment or vaccine.” 

Governor David Ige at Airport News Briefing

Department of Health:

Four New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Over the Weekend 

Today (Monday), there were no (0) new cases of coronavirus reported in Hawai‘i. On Saturday, one (1) new case was reported; an adult from Maui. On Sunday DOH reports three (3) new COVID-19 cases: two (2) adults on O‘ahu and one (1) adult on Maui. Since Feb. 28, 2020, there have been 652 COVID-19 cases recorded in Hawai‘i.          

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, June 1, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*

O‘ahu

0

421

398

Hawai‘i

0

81**

81

Maui

0

118

108

Kaua‘i

0

20

19

Moloka‘i

0

2

2

Lana‘i

0

0

0

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

10

 

Unknown

0

0

 

Total

0

652

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

608

Deaths

0

17

 

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. ** On Saturday one Hawaii island case was removed.  Retested specimen at State Lab and found to be inconclusive.

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 1,500 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

48,921**

650

48,527

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **14 test results were inconclusive

Hawaiicovid19.com

For more tables visit: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/

Continued Good Health Practices Encouraged as Hawai‘i Reopens

We are anticipating the low numbers of coronavirus cases reported over the past few weeks may go up as more and more people get out and about.  Our healthcare partners have worked hard to ensure they can manage any potential surge in healthcare needs.  However, everyone can help maintain the low level of COVID activity in Hawaii by continuing to practice all those things that have become common over the past several months.  In the “new normal,” it will be important to be aware of all our close contacts and continue to adhere to physical distancing with those outside our respective “ohana bubbles,” wearing masks especially when physical distancing is challenging, handwashing, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.  All these measures in combination make a positive difference.

Watch Hawai‘i New Now public service announcement:

https://vimeo.com/423898941/73ddf52743

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

1,469 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, a total of 1,469 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 391 visitors and 476 returning residents. There was a total of 16 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 SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020

 

KONA

MAUI

O‘AHU

LĪHUʻE

TOTAL

Crew

6

6

154

 

166

Transit

 

 

101

 

101

Military

 

 

137

 

137

Exempt

 

 

88

 

88

Relocate to Hawai‘i

4

2

104

 

110

Returning Resident

29

20

427

 

476

Visitor

48

23

320

 

391

GRAND TOTAL

87

51

1,331

0

1,469

Flights

1

1

14

0

16

Monday news release:

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4696/060120-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Saturday news release:

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4693/053020-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Department of the Attorney General:

Returning College Student And Visitor Arrested For Quarantine Violation

A student attending college in Hawai‘i was arrested this morning by Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Dept. of the Attorney General. 21-year-old Venasio Vaipulu was reported by a witness. The witness told the special agents that on May 18th Vaipulu returned from spring break aware that he was under the State’s current 14-day mandatory traveler quarantine. The witness reports Vaipulu left his designated quarantine location nearly daily.

Investigators went to the address looking for Vaipulu to learn that he had moved without informing the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) of his new residence. He was arrested on two charges; quarantine violation and unsworn falsification to authority. He was booked, charged and his bail was set at $4,000.

Last Thursday, an 18-year-old Victorville, CA woman, who arrived on O‘ahu on May 17 was arrested on the same charges. She said she’d be staying with relatives for a month. Special Agents from the Investigation Division of the Department of the Attorney General report that Makayla Janay Thomas began posting her adventures on Instagram, several days after arriving at a Mililani home. Attorney General Clare Connors commented, “While everyone is anticipating the reopening of interisland travel on June 16, the quarantine rules for all visitors and returning residents from the mainland will remain in effect until further notice. We encourage all travelers to respect the mandatory quarantine, as it has been an important component in helping Hawai‘i have the best metrics in the country, in terms of infection and coronavirus death rates.”

Read the full news release here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/hawaii-covid-19-joint-information-center-news-release-two-more-arrested-for-quarantine-violations-june-1-2020/

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