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COVID Count: One new case out of 587 tests
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, June 2, 2020

On 6/2/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported one new positive case for a cumulative total of 653 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 49,508 individuals have been tested in the state. (587 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

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Total cases:653 (1 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:81

Honolulu County:422

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:609§ (one released today)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, June 2, 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 2, 2020

Governor’s Office: Governor Ige Messages State Employees About Interisland Travel

In a message sent to all State of Hawai‘i employees today, Governor Ige again reiterated that the lifting of the interisland 14-day quarantine on June 16 is because, “Over the past few weeks, we have seen significant progress in our fight against the COVID-19 crisis. With fewer than five cases every day and several days of zero new cases, Hawaiʻi continues to be among the states leading the nation in controlling the spread of the virus, thanks to your commitment to following our physical distancing and health mandates.”

The governor added, “Lifting the quarantine is great news, but the experience of flying between islands is going to be different than what we’re accustomed to. A new screening and tracking process will help us minimize any new spread and allow us to quickly respond if an outbreak occurs. This system includes thermal screening at the airport for everyone who travels between the islands. Also, travelers will be required to fill out a new travel form that will help the state track and respond to new cases.” Governor Ige said the next step will be reopening out-of-state travel, and planning is being done in earnest, through a careful, thoughtful process. 

His message concluded, “Remember that the best way for us to control the virus is through our own actions. We all need to take personal responsibility. So please, take care of yourself, take care of each other, and most importantly, take care of our community.” 

 

Department of Health: One New Case of COVID-19 Reported

An O‘ahu adult is recorded as the 653rd case of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i, though the DOH says this case is still under investigation because the person had a household contact back in March. The person has no symptoms now.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, June 2, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since Total Released from Isolation*
 
2/28/2020
 
(including new cases)
O‘ahu 1 422 398
Hawai‘i 0 81 81
Maui 0 118 109
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 0 653  
Total released from isolation     609
Deaths 0 17  

Hawaiicovid19.com

DOH Accelerates Telehealth Adoption
When COVID-19 and social distancing guidance required healthcare providers to rethink the way they delivered care, larger healthcare organizations were able to rapidly pivot to telehealth and keep pace with the rest of the nation. But Hawai‘i’s community health centers—federally qualified health centers—needed assistance in getting up to speed to serve the state’s most vulnerable populations. Patients who receive care at these centers pay for their care on a sliding scale discount, depending upon their household incomes. With a combined total of $670,000 from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and federal telehealth grant awards, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the University of Hawaiʻi Area Health Education Center and Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, has provided the necessary policy guidance and technical support for community health centers to take advantage of new federal telehealth reimbursement policies. This has included weekly webinars on the basics of telehealth for providers.
“It has been an intensely busy time and it has been amazing to see our community partners and healthcare providers come together at such a critical time to help Hawai‘i’s families access healthcare services from home,” said Laura Arcibal, the DOH telehealth and health care access coordinator. In addition to primary care, patients have been able to access behavioral health care services and COVID-19 screening via telehealth at
https://hawaiicovid19.com/telehealth/.

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

Department of the Attorney General:

Hawai‘i Attorney General Joins Coalition to Stop SNAP Cuts

Hawai‘i Attorney General Clare Connors joined a coalition Monday urging Congress to block the Trump administration’s attempts to cut vital food assistance for millions of Americans. In a letter to Congress, the coalition expressed support for provisions in the House-passed HEROES Act that would prohibit the use of appropriation funds for three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administrative rules. The rules would cut food assistance under the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) by making it harder to qualify for SNAP food assistance benefits, reducing State flexibility to continue benefits beyond the three-month limit, and reducing benefit amounts for certain households. The coalition argues that, especially during this unprecedented time of economic turmoil due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress should work to protect and expand our nation’s largest anti-hunger program. Attorney General Connors said, “We should be collectively working towards making sure everyone has access to nutritious food. It is imperative, even more so during a pandemic, that we oppose rules cutting food-assistance to millions of Americans.”

SNAP, previously known as “food stamps,” is our country’s most important anti-hunger program and a critical part of federal and state efforts to help lift people out of poverty. The program provides people with limited incomes the opportunity to buy nutritious food that they otherwise could not afford. In March alone, 40-percent of American households with incomes below $40,000 lost jobs, and from March 15 to May 15 of this year, 40.8 million Americans filed for unemployment. A copy of the letter is available:

https://ag.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HEROES-Act-Letter-SNAP-Rules.pdf

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

1,538 Passengers Arrive on Monday

Yesterday, a total of 1,538 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 462 visitors and 440 returning residents. There was a total of 20 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, JUNE 1, 2020

  KONA MAUI O‘AHU LĪHUʻE TOTAL
Crew 2 8 146   156
Transit   3 78   81
Military     129   129
Exempt     89   89
Relocate to Hawai‘i 1 11 169   181
Returning Resident 5 34 401   440
Visitor 18 41 403   462
GRAND TOTAL 26 97 1,415 0 1,538
Flights 4 2 14 0 20

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4698/060220-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Department of Accounting and General Services:

Reminder that King Kamehameha Celebration Events Cancelled for 2020

DAGS is reminding everyone that due to the continuing threat and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the King Kamehameha Celebration events stateside have been cancelled. This includes the lei draping ceremonies, parades, and ho‘olaule‘a on and around the June 11 holiday. Kainoa Daines, Chair of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission said, “The decision to cancel these major, statewide events was made with the health and safety of our island communities and kūpuna in mind. We look forward to commemorating and celebrating Kamehameha Pai‘ea in 2021.” For more information and future dates:

www.ags.hawaii.gov/kamehameha

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