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COVID Count: 169 new cases out of 2,026 tests
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New details released offered more insight to Hawaii's infections.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, August 24, 2020

On 8/24/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 169 new positive cases. There are 10 additional cases on Maui, 9 on Hawai‘i Island, and 150 are on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 6,769 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 180,850 individuals have been tested in the state. (2,026 new tests)

169 / 2,026 = 8.3% 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:6769 (169 newly reported)

Hawai’i County:209

Honolulu County:6181

Kaua’i County:56

Maui County:300†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:23

Required Hospitalization:399‡ (3 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:49 (two new deaths)

Released from Isolation:2172§ (29 new releases)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, August 24, 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 

August 24, 2020 

Department of Health:  

Two More Deaths and 169 New Cases of COVID-19 

Two O‘ahu residents, one man and one woman, both over 80-years old, and both with underlying medical conditions are the 48th and 49th victims of COVID-19. The entire state expresses their sorrow and condolences to the family and friends of the latest people to pass from this disease. DOH reports 169 new cases of coronavirus today, with 149 of them in adults and 20 in minors (18-years-old or younger). Two of the cases are non-Hawai‘i residents, ten are unknown and the remaining 157 are residents. The median number of cases per day for the week of August 16-22, 2020 is 222. 

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

Island of Diagnosis     

New Cases     

Reported since     

2/28/2020     

(including new cases)     

O‘ahu     

150 

6,181 

Hawai‘i     

209 

Maui    

10 

297 

Kauai    

56 

Moloka‘i     

Lana‘i     

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI    

23 

Total Cases     

169 

6,769 

Deaths     

49 

Hospitalization count as of 8/21/20 at 5:30 pm: 8-Hawai‘i, 0-Maui, 213-O‘ahu, 4-Kaua‘i   

   

Laboratory* Testing Data     

There were 9,666 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting, since the last Daily News Digest Report on August 20, 2020.  

Total Number of Individuals Tested     

by Clinical and State Laboratories     

Positive     

Negative     

180,850**     

6,769 

174,051   

 

 

 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **30  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 State Judiciary:  

Hale Ho‘omalu Youth Tests Positive for COVID-19   

An asymptomatic juvenile recently admitted to the Hale Ho‘omalu Juvenile Detention Facility has posted positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made yesterday afternoon. It’s the first confirmed case of a juvenile testing positive at this facility, which is located next to the Kapolei Judiciary Complex. Prior to this, four judiciary employees – three on O‘ahu and one on Hawai‘i island – had tested positive. The juvenile was admitted to Hale Ho‘omalu on Aug. 16 and immediately placed in 14-day quarantine, which is standard procedure at the facility. The youth was moved to the medical isolation unit and tested on Aug. 19 after learning that a household member had tested positive. A positive test result for the youth was confirmed on Saturday.  

 The youth has been in quarantine since arrival and has had no contact with other juvenile residents and no close prolonged contact with non-medical staff. Therefore, DOH has advised the Judiciary that no additional testing is recommended at this time. Nevertheless, staff who may have had brief or socially distant contact with the youth are being notified and advised to contact their health providers if they have concerns. Hale Ho‘omalu has an emergency operations plan and followed its protocols in response to this situation. The medical and administrative staff will continue to confer with DOH regarding any additional actions needed.  

Hale Ho‘omalu currently houses 13 other youths, male and female. They are housed in individual cells. Their normal activities such as schoolwork, religious services, and television viewing are still available, but they cannot have close prolonged contact with one another or the staff. The youths have been wearing face masks. The facility houses young people needing temporary care and protection while going through the criminal justice process.  

Department of Transportation:  

Temperature Screening Equipment Installed at Five of Hawai‘i’s Busiest Airports   

DOT has announced that phase two of the new thermal temperature screening equipment installation was completed Aug. 20 at Hawai‘i’s five airports that accept trans-Pacific flights. A total of 133 cameras statewide are operational and available to detect people with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. The equipment is now installed at all gates and departure security checkpoints at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).  

HDOT and the NEC team, including NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America, have completed phases one and two of the project. Phase one installed 36 cameras and equipment at the gates currently in use for trans-Pacific flights. Phase two installed 97 more cameras and equipment at all remaining gates and departure security checkpoints. Not all gates are currently in use due to lower than normal flight volume; however, the equipment is ready and available when the gates return to use. Phase three will add the facial imaging technology and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020.  

The NEC team, which also includes Infrared Camera, Inc., Data House Consulting, Inc., Communication Consulting Services, Inc., and Wasa Electric Services, Inc., is proud to utilize the skills of Hawaiʻi’s workforce with approximately 90 percent of the employees being local residents.   

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/08/20/temperature-screening-equipment-installed-at-all-gates-at-hawaiis-five-busiest-airports/ 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:  

1,854 Passengers Arrive on Sunday  

Yesterday, a total of 1,854 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 390 visitors and 738 returning residents. There was a total of 33 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 23, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

16  

26  

123  

7  

172  

Transit  

  

  

166  

  

166  

Military  

  

  

80  

  

80  

Exempt  

  

  

207  

  

207  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

5  

15  

78  

3  

101  

Returning Resident  

43  

53  

632  

10  

738  

Visitor  

36  

23  

320  

11  

390  

GRAND TOTAL  

100  

117  

1,606  

31  

1,854  

Flights  

5  

4  

23  

1  

33  

 

Monday:   

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5094/082420-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

Sunday: 

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5091/082320-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

Saturday:   

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5090/082220-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

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