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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, August 3, 2020

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

On 8/3/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 207 new positive cases. Two of the cases are on Hawai‘i Island, seven of the cases are on Maui and 198 cases are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 2,448 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). An earlier case was removed as a result of updated information.

A total of 130,712 individuals have been tested in the state. (3,433 new tests)

207/3433 = 6.0% positive

Detailed information and data about COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i is available at:

Latest Cases in Hawai'i | Current Situation in Hawai'i  | COVID-19 Data Dashboard

LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I

MORE DETAILS

Total cases:2448* (207** newly reported)

Hawai’i County:117

Honolulu County:2083

Kaua’i County:47

Maui County:178†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:23

Required Hospitalization:201‡ (2 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:26 (no new deaths)

Released from Isolation:1315§ (21 released)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, August 3, 2020

*AS A RESULT OF UPDATED INFORMATION, ONE CASE FROM HAWAII WAS RE-CATEGORIZED TO HONOLULU.

†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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TRIPLE DIGIT CORONAVIRUS CASE

Delayed Lab Results Contribute but Lack of Safe Practices is Major Factor 

News Release from Hawaii DoH, Aug 3, 2020

(Honolulu) – The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend, a result of private clinical laboratory reporting issues.

Health Director Bruce Anderson said, “It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to detail all of the situations in which people are becoming infected with coronavirus. It runs the whole gamut of hanging out with close friends, socializing in bars, attending religious events and funerals, and many other types other social gatherings. This virus does not discriminate on who it infects and the only way to prevent its spread is to limit exposure to others by using face coverings, physical distancing and avoiding gatherings and crowded places. Unfortunately, Hawai‘i is experiencing spikes in cases similar to many mainland states, and in most cases, we can track new infections back to those who have let down their guard. Everyone needs to take this very seriously.”

Many beaches on Oahu were as crowded as they were before the COVID outbreak. On Maui, Little Beach in Makena State Park was less crowded than normal. This was likely the result of social media postings that suggested law enforcement would be on scene to break up so-called drum circles. Health investigations have traced at least one case in a person who recently attended a drum circle. With an estimated 100 people on the beach for sunset at Makena and the rising of the full moon, there were no masks in evidence and there appeared to be little, if any, physical distancing between groups of people. The scene here was repeated on beaches and in parks across the state.

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) reports receiving numerous complaints over the weekend of people, particularly in State Parks, not abiding by state and county emergency rules. This includes multiple complaints about people on small boats not following the required rules.

“As long as individuals in our communities fail to accept personal responsibility for the spread of COVID-19, we are unfortunately going to see continued days of triple digit numbers,” said Anderson. “This already has resulted in the renewal of restrictions on large social gatherings and other conditions and is likely going to lead to additional ones.”

Last week saw day-after-day of new record numbers, with most of the new infections being diagnosed in Honolulu. Today, 198 of the 207 cases are from O‘ahu, with seven (7) on Maui and two (2) on Hawai‘i Island.

Anderson concluded, “We are once again, as we have from the beginning of this crisis, asking every resident of Hawai‘i to take this threat with the utmost seriousness. Life, as we knew it, pre-COVID-19, cannot return to normal until we again flatten the infection curve. It takes everyone doing their part by following the simple and now-common steps: wear your mask, physically distance, wash your hands frequently and, perhaps most important, stay home if sick. With everyone’s kōkua, we can get back to where we were and enjoy all the good things life in Hawai‘i has to offer.”

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RESOURCES 

(All images/video: Courtesy-Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center)

HD video – Little Beach, Makena State Park, SOT with Larry Pacheco, Maui Superintendent, DLNR Division of State Parks (August 2, 2020): https://vimeo.com/444356579

Photographs – Little Beach, Makena State Park (August 2, 2020)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tefb82wvn3mnyyw/AABgZ8CnjnrkP8s0NCPsN_7ba?dl=0  

HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER 

DAILY NEWS DIGEST 

August 3, 2020 

Governor’s Office: 

Governor Addresses Spike in Cases, Gives Update on Contact-Tracing Capacity   

Gov. Ige held a news briefing Monday after DOH reported another spike in COVID-19 cases. A total of 207 cases were announced today, although 114 of those cases are due to delayed test results. The governor pointed out it is a result of community spread and that people have been relaxing and letting their guard down. He also gave an update on contact tracers in the state, providing assurances that despite concerns, DOH has enough contact tracers trained to handle the number of cases. Gov. Ige said, “The number of contact tracers currently on staff are managing today’s demands. The DOH is activating more contact tracers to handle the expected increase in cases.” He also pointed out the National Guard has 60 contact tracers available to assist at a moment’s notice and scale up on contact-tracing capacity.     

  

However, the governor and DOH have both noted that contact tracing isn’t a substitute for safe practices, such as physical distancing and wearing masks, that prevent the spread of the virus. In his briefing Gov. Ige said, “As we re-opened, many people have relaxed their vigilance and this new surge is a result. If we don’t get this surge under control, we may need to put back some restrictions and no one wants to see that. We can only beat COVID-19 by working together. Everyone needs to take personal responsibility. Wear a mask, wash your hands, practice physical distancing, avoid large gatherings, stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they feel sick. We were successful in keeping the virus under control and I know we can do it again.”   

 

Department of Health: 

Triple Digit Coronavirus Case Counts Continue into a Second Week 

The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend, a result of private clinical laboratory reporting issues. 

 

Health Director Bruce Anderson said, “It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to detail all of the situations in which people are becoming infected with coronavirus. It runs the whole gamut of hanging out with close friends, socializing in bars, attending religious events and funerals, and many other types other social gatherings. This virus does not discriminate on who it infects and the only way to prevent its spread is to limit exposure to others by using face coverings, physical distancing and avoiding gatherings and crowded places. Unfortunately, Hawai‘i is experiencing spikes in cases similar to many mainland states, and in most cases, we can track new infections back to those who have let down their guard. Everyone needs to take this very seriously.” Read more: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/hawaii-covid-19-joint-information-center-news-release-triple-digit-coronavirus-case/ 

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 3, 2020  

Island of Diagnosis  

New Cases  

Reported since  

2/28/2020  

(including new cases)  

O‘ahu  

198 

2,083++ 

Hawai‘i  

117 

Maui 

176 

Kauai 

47 

Moloka‘i  

Lana‘i  

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 

23 

Total Cases  

207 

2,448 

Deaths  

26 

++ As a result of updated information, one case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts 

 

 Laboratory* Testing Data   

There were 3,433 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting. 

Total Number of Individuals Tested  

by Clinical and State Laboratories  

Positive  

Negative  

130,712**  

2,448 

128,224 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **17 test results were inconclusive  

Hawaiicovid19.com  

  

 

 

For more tables, charts and visualizations visit the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii 

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:  

2,977 Passengers Arrive on Sunday  

Yesterday, a total of 2,977 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 713 visitors and 1,083 returning residents. There were a total of 29 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, AUGUST 2, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

7  

25  

203  

7  

242  

Transit  

1  

  

155  

  

156  

Military  

  

  

217  

  

217  

Exempt  

  

  

309  

  

309  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

16  

34  

197  

10  

257  

Returning Resident  

43  

130  

896  

14  

1,083  

Visitor  

48  

59  

589  

17  

713  

GRAND TOTAL  

115  

248  

2,566  

48  

2,977  

Flights  

2  

4  

22  

1  

29  

 

Monday 

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5008/080320-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

  

Sunday   

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5007/080220-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

  

Saturday   

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5004/080120-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

 

Department of Land and Natural Resources: 

Beach Crowding & Violation of Safe Boating Rules Continues 

Many beaches on Oʻahu were as crowded as they were before the COVID outbreak. On Maui, Little Beach in Makena State Park was less crowded than normal. This was likely the result of social media postings that suggested law enforcement would be on scene to break up so-called drum circles. Health investigations have traced at least one case in a person who recently attended a drum circle. With an estimated 100 people on the beach for sunset at Makena and the rising of the full moon, there were no masks in evidence and there appeared to be little, if any, physical distancing between groups of people. The scene here was repeated on beaches and in parks across the state. 

 

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) reports receiving numerous complaints over the weekend of people, particularly in State Parks, not abiding by state and county emergency rules. This includes multiple complaints about people on small boats not following the required rules. 

 

“As long as individuals in our communities fail to accept personal responsibility for the spread of COVID-19, we are unfortunately going to see continued days of triple digit numbers,” said Anderson. “This already has resulted in the renewal of restrictions on large social gatherings and other conditions and is likely going to lead to additional ones.” 

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