Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, April 20, 2020
COVID Count: Only 4 New Cases
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 751 Views :: COVID-19

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

Cumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on April 20, 2020

News Release from Hawaii DoH, April 20, 2020

  New as of Reported since
4/20/2020 2/28/2020
Total Cases 4 584
-    
Residence    
HI Residents 4 514
Non-HI Residents 0 39
Unknown 0 31
-    
Island of Diagnosis    
Oahu 0 385
Hawaii 2 64
Maui 2 106
Kauai 0 21
Molokai 0 2
Lanai 0 0
     
HI Residents diagnosed outside of HI 0 6
Unknown* 0 0
-    
Released from Isolation    
Total Released 9 423
Hawaii deaths 0 10
-    
-    
Risk Factors    
Travel 0 305
Community 0 162
Unknown 4 117

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

SA: Hawaii’s coronavirus cases rise by 4 to 584, the lowest daily increase in 2 months 

KHON: Gov not looking to ease restrictions: ‘We are not there yet’ 

HNN: Two of the four new Hawaii cases reported Monday were on Maui; the other two on the Big Island. There were no new cases on Oahu.

KITV: Lt. Governor says Hawaii has second lowest mortality rate for COVID-19 in the country

KITV: A total of 123 visitors arrived in Hawai'i on Sunday according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

KITV: UPDATE: COVID-19 cases by zip code

  *   *   *   *   *

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

April 20, 2020

 

Governor’s Office:

Governor Expresses Condolences to 10th Victim’s Family

After the death of a Washington State visitor from COVID-19 over the weekend, Governor Ige offered condolences to the man’s family and friends and said this was another sign of the seriousness of this disease and continued adherence to his stay-at-home orders and other measures designed to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections in Hawai‘i.

Economic Recovery & Resilience Update:

Alan Oshima, the state Economic Recovery and Resiliency Navigator, appointed by Gov. Ige to help coordinate Hawai‘i’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, laid out guiding principles during today’s media briefing at the State Capitol. He said public and private leaders need to practice these principles during the current public health and economic crisis:

  • Be visible, purposeful and authentic
  • Use multiple clock speeds (i.e. consider the now, next and later)
  • Cut through bureaucracy
  • Be flexible, focus on execution
  • Engage externally
  • Adapt and innovate

Oshima laid out a three-phase plan for reopening Hawai‘i’s economy. Phase 1 is stabilization – focus on stabilizing the number of COVID-19 cases. Phase 2 consists of reopening and recovery, which begins with gradual, sequenced reopening of normal activities; and Phase 3 is building a resilient economy with strong business and job growth. The goals of Phase 1-stabilization includes prevention, testing & quarantine, treatment, socio-economic sustenance, communication, financing and governance. Oshima identified four actions that lead to effective governance during the stabilization phase, including making transparent, data-informed decisions early; delivering results and coordinating across localities; enabling bi-directional communications to disseminate information and mobilize action; enforcing, utilizing self-regulating mechanisms and consistent levels to encourage compliance with issued guidelines; and monitoring by developing a system to track and assess compliance of businesses and people to adjust strategies.

recoverynavigator.hawaii.gov

Lt. Governor’s Office:

Update from Lieutenant Governor Josh Green – State COVID-19 Healthcare Liaison

Hawai‘i statistics on COVID-19:

  • 0.7% mortality rate, second lowest in the United States behind Wyoming
  • 15% use of ventilators in the state
  • 584 people have tested positive, 423 have been released from isolation, a 72.4% recovery rate

In a press conference Monday, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said, “I know people are getting anxious to get back to ‘normal.’ I want to acknowledge that I am so impressed and pleased with the way our residents have stepped up for each other to help prevent a catastrophic surge of cases in our state… We did a great job of flattening this curve, but there is a risk of additional spikes in cases if we’re not careful. We are diligently working to ensure we reopen Hawaii in a careful, thoughtful way that keeps people healthy and safe while jumpstarting our economy as much as possible.”

Department of Health:

Number of New COVID-19 Cases Drops to Four

The DOH reports four new cases of coronavirus statewide – two each on Hawai‘i Island and Maui. All are adults and their risk factors are all unknown.

 

LABORATORY* TESTING DATA

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

24,543

582

23,927

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting

34 test results were inconclusive.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, April 20, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation

O‘ahu

0

385

312

Hawai‘i

2

64

38

Maui

2

106

57

Kaua‘i

0

21

16

Moloka‘i

0

2

0

Lana‘i

0

0

0

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

6

 

Unknown**

0

0

 

Total

4

584

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

423

Deaths

0

10

 

** 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.

Hawaiicovid19.com

Cluster Updates

No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC). The facility implemented universal masking and daily symptom screening of all employees on April 8.

There are no new cases reported at McDonald’s restaurants in Kailua-Kona. The investigation is ongoing.

A picture containing shipDescription automatically generated

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

441 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, 441 passengers arrived in Hawai‘i including 123 visitors and 184 residents. The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26 for all passengers arriving in Hawai‘i from out of state.

This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday. The following table shows interisland travel as of April 17, 2020.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020

 

Kona 

Maui 

O‘ahu 

Līhu‘e  

 

Total 

Crew 

2

6

83

 

91

Intended New Resident 

 

 

29

 

29

Resident 

9

13

162

 

184

Transit 

 

 

14

 

14

Visitor 

2

12

109

 

123

Grand Total 

13

31

397

0

441

Flights 

1

1

11

0

13

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4453/042020-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism:

DBEDT is reporting the following interisland passenger numbers for Hawai‘i airports for April 17, 2020.

Departing Airport

HNL

KOA

ITO

OGG

LIH

MKK

LNY

MUE*

 

Total

Departing

Honolulu (HNL)

0

61

67

85

57

8

1

0

279

Kona (KOA)

114

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

116

Hilo (ITO)

101

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

101

Kahului (OGG)

270

9

0

0

0

10

1

1

291

Līhuʻe (LIH)

138

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

138

Moloka‘i (MKK)

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

0

7

Lanaʻi (LYN)

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Waimea (MUE)

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

Total Arriving

623

70

67

97

57

18

2

1

935

https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/covid19/

Hawai‘i House of Representatives:

House & State Workers Respond to Call to Support Unemployment Office 

Hundreds of workers from the House, the Hawaiʻi Government Employees Association (HGEA), the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA), and the University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly (UHPA), with the support of the administration, 

have come together to volunteer to train and work with the state labor department to process the backlog of unemployment claims recently filed due to the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

It represents a dramatic partnership and launching of a large-scale, coordinated operation to address the skyrocketing unemployment claims that now number over 240,000 and have affected more than one-third of Hawaii’s workforce. 

Training sessions were held today at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and again tomorrow, with newly trained volunteers expected to start processing claims by Wednesday. State employees who would like to volunteer can sign-up at www.hawaiiworks.org and should contact their union representatives or department deputy directors. Social distancing measures are in place for this set-up at the HCC.

“Talk Story with House Majority” to Debut This Week

A weekly news and information program called “Talk Story with House Majority” is set to debut Tuesday, Apr. 22 on ‘Ōlelo Community Media. The 30-minute program is being hosted by House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti and will f

feature live interviews with state officials and community leaders who are doing critical work in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Belatti said, “It is critically important to provide accurate, first-hand information directly from public officials to people who feel isolated during this pandemic. My hope is that this weekly program will answer questions people have about what is being done to protect them during this pandemic and what government is doing to lay the foundations for an economic recovery that builds upon the resiliency and strength of Hawaii’s people.” The first show will be a special hour-long episode featuring Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi Jr., Joint Task Force Commander of the Hawai‘i National Guard (HING). The new program will air every Wednesday at noon on Ōlelo channel 49.

House Select Committee Meets to Discuss Public Health Plan to Restart Economy

The Hawai‘i House of Representatives Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness held another meeting Monday, to discuss plans to restart Hawai‘i’s economy. The committee heard presentations by Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association President & CEO Dr. Mark Mugiishi, and Alan Oshima who is heading Governor David Ige’s Hawaiʻi Economic and Community Recovery & Resiliency Plan. The committee has a website with videos of all its briefings and accompanying documents:

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/specialcommittee.aspx?comm=cov&year=2020

Department of Transportation:

Map Links to Airport Closures

Several gate and baggage claim closures remain in effect at airports across the state. HDOT temporarily closed off sections of its airports due to low passenger volume, which are down 99 percent from last year. The closed sections also include shops and restaurants. Links to maps detailing closures at Neighbor Island airports are below. Map links for Daniel K. Inouye International Airport were released last Thursday.

 

·                     Kahului Airport (OGG)

https://airports.hawaii.gov/ogg/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/04/OGG_closures_20200413.pdf

 

·                     Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keahole (KOA)

https://airports.hawaii.gov/koa/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/04/KOA_closures_20200413.pdf

 

·                     Hilo International Airport (ITO)

https://airports.hawaii.gov/ito/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/04/ITO_closures_20200413.pdf

 

·                     Līhu‘e Airport (LIH)

https://airports.hawaii.gov/lih/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/04/LIH_closures_20200413.pdf

 

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