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COVID Count: 144 New cases out of 1,814 tests
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, August 4, 2020

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

On 8/4/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 144 new positive cases. Five of the cases are on Hawai‘i Island and 139 cases are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 2,591 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). A previous case was removed due to updated laboratory information.

A total of 132,526 individuals have been tested in the state. (1,814 new tests)

144/1814 = 6.3% 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:2591* (144 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:122

Honolulu County:2221

Kaua’i County:47

Maui County:178†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:23

Required Hospitalization:208‡ (7 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:27 (one new deaths)

Released from Isolation:1354§ (39 released)    

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, August 4, 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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HAWAII COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER NEWS RELEASE-27TH COVID-19 DEATH REPORTED, AUGUST 4, 2020

27th Death from Coronavirus Reported 

Honolulu Man, 40-59 Years-Old is Latest COVID-19 Casualty 

(Honolulu) – The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. An investigation into his cause of death continues, and it is recorded as the 27th COVID-19 death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated, “We all extend our condolences to the family and friends of this man. Every death reminds us how very serious this disease is. Coronavirus can strike down anyone of any age. We can all protect each other and prevent more hospitalizations and deaths.”

DOH is reporting another day of triple digit coronavirus diagnosis. 144 cases today, with 139 on O‘ahu and five (5) on Hawai‘i Island. The headlines demonstrate that this is not the time for anyone in Hawai‘i to be letting their guard down: These are some examples of clusters that are under investigation:

  • 71 cases linked to a series of funeral events
  • 6 cases linked to a hot yoga class
  • 12 cases associated with a birthday party
  • Multiple household & other clusters associated with social interactions

The majority of new COVID-19 cases continue to be associated with community spread: 24 of today’s newly diagnosed cases and only two associated with travel, though the risk factor for 118 cases are still under investigation. 

HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER 

DAILY NEWS DIGEST 

August 4, 2020 

 

Department of Health: 

Honolulu Man is 27th Death Related to Coronavirus  

The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. He passed away on July 29. An investigation into his cause of death continues, and it is recorded as the 27th COVID-19 death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic. 

 

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated, “We all extend our condolences to the family and friends of this man. Every death reminds us how very serious this disease is. Coronavirus can strike down anyone of any age. We can all protect each other and prevent more hospitalizations and deaths.”  

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 4, 2020  

Island of Diagnosis  

New Cases  

Reported since  

2/28/2020  

(including new cases)  

O‘ahu  

139 

2,221++ 

Hawai‘i  

122 

Maui 

176 

Kauai 

47 

Moloka‘i  

Lana‘i  

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 

23 

Total Cases  

144 

2,591 

Deaths  

27 

++As a result of updated information, one (1) case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts. 

 

Laboratory* Testing Data   

There were 1,814 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 

128,244 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **20 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 

Another Day of Triple-Digit COVID-19 Cases 

DOH is reporting another day of triple digit coronavirus diagnosis. 144 cases today, with 139 on O‘ahu and five (5) on Hawai‘i Island. The headlines demonstrate that this is not the time for anyone in Hawai‘i to be letting their guard down: These are some examples of clusters that are under investigation: 

 

  • 71 cases linked to a series of funeral events 
  • 6 cases linked to a hot yoga class 
  • 12 cases associated with a birthday party 
  • Multiple household & other clusters associated with social interactions 

     

The majority of new COVID-19 cases continue to be associated with community spread: 24 of today’s newly diagnosed cases and only two associated with travel, though the risk factors for 118 cases are still under investigation.  

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/hawaii-covid-19-joint-information-center-news-release-27th-covid-19-death-reported-august-4-2020/ 

 

Department of the Attorney General:  

Returning Resident Arrested for Quarantine Violation  

29-year-old Ivette Rosales, of Honolulu, was arrested Monday morning by Special Agents from the Investigations Division of the Dept. of the Attorney General, for violating the State’s mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine. 

  

Investigators say she returned to O‘ahu on July 21 and a witness reported her leaving her residence to go jogging and shopping on six days, beginning on July 22. She then allegedly moved out of her place-of-quarantine, on Sunday, and did not inform authorities , which is a further violation of her quarantine order. Rosales was booked, charged, and bail was set at $2,000. She is the 26th person to be arrested by Special Agents for quarantine violations.  

 

Hawai‘i State Judiciary:  

South Kohala District Court Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19   

A South Kohala District Court employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The case, which was reported Tuesday, is the only confirmed case of any Judiciary employee statewide. The individual was asymptomatic but took a COVID-19 test as a precautionary measure, unrelated to the person’s work at the Judiciary. The employee is at home self-isolating. All employees at the facility were directed to go home, self-quarantine, monitor their health, and seek advice of a medical provider, including the possibility of getting their own COVID-19 test. DOH will also help conduct contact-tracing.   

   

The courthouse, which is located in the Waimea Civic Center complex, remains closed. Arrangements are being made for the facility to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Once facility cleaning is complete, reopening of the courthouse will be pending staff availability. As a result of the closure, the Chief Justice issued an order extending the filing deadline for documents due on Aug. 4 in the South Kohala District Court. All documents due to have been filed on Aug. 4 shall be deemed to have been timely filed if they are filed by Aug. 5, 2020. In addition, all hearings or trials canceled due to the closure will be rescheduled to the next available date with due consideration for any statutory mandates.   

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/2020/08/south-kohala-district-court-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19  

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:  

June 2020 Vacation Rental Performance Report   

HTA released its monthly Vacation Rental Performance Report Tuesday and the supply of vacation rentals in Hawai‘i last month was down 61.5-percent, and unit demand was down 92.8-percent compared to the same time last year. Vacation rentals were not on the state’s list of essential businesses at the beginning of June. In Governor David Ige’s ninth supplementary proclamation, signed on June 10, host responsibility was added. The county mayors then enacted their own rules regarding short-term rentals.  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5012/hta-june-2020-hawaii-vacation-rental-performance.pdf  

 

3,462 Passengers Arrive on Monday  

Yesterday, a total of 3,462 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 958 visitors and 1,181 returning residents. There was a total of 35 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 MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

8  

32  

259  

7  

306  

Transit  

2  

1  

180  

  

183  

Military  

  

  

211  

  

211  

Exempt  

  

  

296  

  

296  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

13  

50  

248  

16  

327  

Returning Resident  

51  

124  

987  

19  

1,181  

Visitor  

44  

70  

828  

16  

958  

GRAND TOTAL  

118  

277  

3,009  

58  

3,462  

Flights  

4  

4  

26  

1  

35  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5013/080420-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

  

Hawai‘i State Senate:  

Special Committee on COVID-19 to Convene on Thursday  

The special committee on COVID-19 will convene at 2 p.m. on Thursday to assess and advise the Senate regarding the State’s current and future airport procedures, as well as the State’s COVID-19 testing and contract-tracing capacity. The committee will meet with Attorney General Clare Connors, DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson, State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, State Laboratories Administrator Dr. Edward Desmond, as well as Deputy Director Ross Higashi and DOT Administrator Ford Fuchigami.. The meeting will be available for live viewing on 'Ōlelo Channel 49 on Oʻahu. No public testimony will be accepted.   

https://www.hawaiisenatemajority.com/post/the-senate-special-committee-on-covid-19-meets-august-6  

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