Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, April 11, 2020
COVID Count: 1 Death, 21 New Cases, 16 Released
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 749 Views :: COVID-19

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

Cumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on April 11, 2020

  New as of Reported since
4/11/2020 2/28/2020
Total Cases 21 486
-    
Residence    
HI Residents 16 425
Non-HI Residents 2 34
Unknown 3 27
-    
Island of Diagnosis    
Oahu 5 348
Hawaii 3 34
Maui 14 78
Kauai 0 19
Molokai 0 2
Lanai 0 0
HI Residents diagnosed outside of HI 0 2
Unknown* -1 3
Released from Isolation    
Total released 16 300
Hawaii deaths 1 9
-    
Risk Factors    
Travel 0 252
Community 11 91
Unknown 10 143

*Unknown cases are pending investigation. As new information becomes available, unknown cases may be added to Island of Diagnosis totals.

More detailed information about COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i is available at:

SA: Hawaii confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 486, up 21

CB: Hawaii Reports 21 New COVID-19 Cases And 9th Death  

HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST

April 11, 2020

 Department of Health:

Ninth COVID-19 Death Reported

A woman, over 65-years-old is the ninth death from COVID-19. She had underlying medical conditions and had tested positive for the virus when she was hospitalized on O‘ahu. The Dept. of Health extends its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family or our latest neighbor to pass from this disease.Twenty (20) adults and one minor (1) are among the new cases of COVID-19 being reported by DOH. Of this number, sixteen (16) are Hawai‘i residents, two (2) are non-residents, and three (3) cases are of unknown residence, pending investigation. Eleven (11) cases are community-spread, while ten (10) are unknown, and none are associated with travel. Lana‘i remains the only island with no reported cases.

LABORATORY TESTING DATA

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

17,747

484

17,228

35 test results were inconclusive

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, April 11, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation

O‘ahu

5

348

223

Hawai‘i

3

34

25

Maui

14

78

40

Kaua‘i

0

19

12

Moloka‘i

0

2

Included in Maui numbers

Lana‘i

0

0

Included in Maui numbers

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

2

 

Unknown**

-1

3

 

Total

21

486

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

300

Deaths

1

9

 

** Refers to positive cases that have an unknown county of diagnosis at the time of this report. As more information becomes available for these cases, they are assigned to the proper County of Diagnosis. A negative number indicates the number of previously unknown cases that have now been assigned to a county.

 

Sentinel Testing Continues

To date, 925 specimens have been tested, of which 17 (1.8%) have been positive to date. Surveillance findings for the previous week have been assessed weekly since the program began in the 2nd week of March to determine the geographic spread of community associated COVID-19 in combination with severity of influenza-like illness activity.  The COVID-19 Sentinel Surveillance program is operated based on the framework of the existing influenza surveillance program. Healthcare providers should continue to evaluate patients with respiratory illness and order influenza diagnostic testing as clinically indicated. They are asked to send the DOH influenza requisition form (used for both the influenza and COVID-19 surveillance programs) and submit with respiratory specimens collected for a clinical diagnosis of influenza-like illness, to facilitate DOH’s investigations. Reporting on the sentinel surveillance is provided weekly as part of the DOH Flu/Respiratory Disease Surveillance Report at:

https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/resources/reports/influenza-reports/.

 

Medical Facility Cases Remain Under Investigation

DOH is emphasizing that the cluster of cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) is not a hospital-wide issue at this time, but involves at least two wards with the Chronic Care Ward as the major focus. Ninety (90) staff and 36 patients have been screened and had a swab specimen collected for testing. At this time 29 people have tested positive for COVID-19, although some appear to be separate introductions and not necessarily MMMC/healthcare associated infections. While the investigation at MMMC is continuing, DOH will be supporting MMMC in notifying patients who have recently been discharged or treated and may be associated with the affected wards and staff.

 

Physical Distancing Remains as Critical Measure Easter Weekend

The State continues to remind everyone to practice proper physical distancing measures this holiday weekend and follow Gov. Ige’s stay-at-home order.  Health professionals advise staying six feet apart from others, in addition to frequent hand washing, is the most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While cloth masks can help prevent the spread from you to another person, they are not a substitute for physical distancing. County and state law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols and enforcement of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing recommendations this weekend. Free, downloadable, multi-lingual (additional languages are being translated) physical distancing posters and infographics are available here:

Posters:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hxrw6r9wl9hqfjp/AADsTo0FBLI_ol3ol5yUQD4ba?dl=0

Infographics: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wubwnxooahmeclv/AACsVpSBkK3BzNsGCWVxwK5ka?dl=0

 

 

 Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

Passengers Arrivals for Friday, April 10

Yesterday, 424 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 104 visitors and 135 residents. Thursday marked two weeks since the state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started for all passengers arriving in Hawai‘i from out of state. Those who arrived on March 26th, 27th and 28th no longer need to self-quarantine. The quarantine order was expanded on April 1st to include interisland travelers. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel

 

Kona 

Maui 

O‘ahu 

Līhu‘e  

 

Total 

Crew 

 

8

99

2

109

Intended New Resident 

 

 

48

 

48

Resident 

 

124

 

135

Transit 

 

 

28

 

28

Visitor 

 

4

94

6

104

Grand Total 

0

21

393

10

424

Flights 

0

1

10

1

12

 

 

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:

State Urges Hawaiʻi Colleges to Disburse Emergency Cash Grants for Students

The DCCA is encouraging Hawaiʻi’s accredited colleges to figure out how they will distribute the U.S. Department of Education’s cash grants provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The grants were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and allows schools to help cover expenses for students that had their education disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Expenses may include, but aren’t limited to course materials, technology, food, housing, healthcare, and childcare. Bobbi Lum-Mew, Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program Administrator said, “We want to ensure that these colleges and universities are working quickly to get funding to the students who need it the most. We encourage them to take action so that affected students can continue their education without worry.” The Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program will be requesting authorized institutions to submit information on how they are disbursing the U.S. Department of Education cash grants, to ensure they’re distributing the funds in accordance with applicable laws. For information on COVID-19’s impact on higher education, visit the HPEAP website at http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/main/covid19 /

 

 

Updated Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications

In response to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) recent announcement regarding additional requirements and amended loan processing timelines for loan originating banks and financial institutions processing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the DCCA Division of Financial Institutions provides further guidance to assist  businesses with the necessary information to ensure PPP applications are processed quickly. “The updates in practice requires banks and financial institutions to fund PPP loans within 10 days otherwise loans granted through the program may not be guaranteed or may be denied by the Small Business Administration,” says Iris Ikeda, Commissioner of Financial Institutions. “We want to make sure our small businesses get their PPP loan funds soon. Our local banks need the documentation to validate the businesses meet the requirements of the PPP loan program.” 

To process additional due diligence aligned to the SBA certifications, local institutions may require additional loan application documentation that was previously not required in the initial PPP applications. Prospective applicants are encouraged to provide the all of the documentation when applying for a PPP loan, and those who have previously applied are strongly encouraged to contact your loan originator to provide updated documentation.

More details and information about the program are available on the United States Treasury website:

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businessesBorrower’s fact sheet:

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP--Fact-Sheet.pdf.

 

Hawai‘i State Senate:

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $1M for Kaua‘i COVID-19 Relief

Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi is thanking Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for their donation of $1 million towards relief efforts on Kaua‘i caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This generous donation includes $250,000 to support the courageous team at Wilcox Medical Center in its efforts to provide health care during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senate President Kouchi. “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donation will also support food supplies, rent assistance, and educational needs on Kaua‘i. According to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, grants have been awarded to Wilcox Medical Center and the Hawai`i Community Foundation (HCF) to be distributed via the Chan Zuckerberg Kaua`i Community Fund to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. A donation was also given to `Aina Ho`okupu O Kīlauea.

 

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT