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COVID Count: 249 new cases out of 5,245 tests
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, September 2, 2020

On 9/2/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 339* (actually 249 new plus 90 from late August—see footnote) new positive cases. Two cases are on Maui, 35 are on Hawai‘i Island, and 302 cases are on O‘ahu for  a cumulative total of 8,991 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). A previous case was removed due to updated lab information.

A total of 207,431 individuals have been tested in the state. (5,245 new tests)

249 / 5,245 = 4.7% positive rate  (excludes 90 August cases)

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:8991* (339 new)

Hawai’i County:418

Honolulu County:8149

Kaua’i County:57

Maui County:342†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:25

Required Hospitalization:552‡ (20 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:75 (1 new death)

Released from Isolation:2689§  (55 new releases)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, September 2, 2020

* 90 of the newly reported cases are previously diagnosed cases from between 8/20 and 8/31 whose reporting was delayed as the result of an error in ELR reporting that has subsequently been corrected. As a result of updated information, one case was re-categorized from Honolulu to Hawaii, and one case from Honolulu was removed from the counts.

†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 

September 2, 2020 

Department of Health: 

339 New Cases and One Additional COVID-19 Death 

An O‘ahu man, in the 50 to 59-year-old age group, is the 75th person to pass away from coronavirus in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic. He had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. Of the 339 new positive cases reported today, 90 are from previous illness onset and represent past infection. Please see the footnote below for a further explanation of the previous cases added to today’s count.  

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “It is important to point out that 27 of the total cases reported today were identified as a result of ongoing “surge testing.” Although many more test results from surge testing will be received during the next couple of weeks, it is reassuring to see that the positivity rate is only 0.4 percent (27/5,674) or below 1%.” 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 2, 2020     

Island of Diagnosis     

New Cases     

Reported since     

2/28/2020     

(including new cases)   

O‘ahu     

302 

8,149 

Hawai‘i     

35 

418 

Maui    

338 

Kaua‘i    

57 

Moloka‘i     

Lānaʻi 

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI    

25 

Total Cases     

339 

8,991++ 

Deaths     

75 

++ 90 of the newly reported cases are previously diagnosed cases between 8/20 and 8/31. Reporting was delayed as the result of a private laboratory report format issue, which has been corrected. As a result of updated information, one (1) case was re-catagorized from O‘ahu to Hawai‘i island, and one case from O ‘ahu was removed from the counts. 

Hospitalization count as of 9/1/20 at 4:12 pm: 11-Hawai‘i,29-Maui, 236-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i   

Laboratory* Testing Data     

There were 5,245 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting. 

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories     

Positive 

Negative 

207,431** 

8,991 

198,415 

Total Number of Surge Tests 

 

 

5,674 

27 

5,647 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **25 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:  

2,099 Passengers Arrive on Monday  

On Monday, a total of 2,099 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 468 visitors and 782 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 but does not show interisland travel.   

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020  

  

KONA  

MAUI  

O‘AHU  

LĪHUʻE  

TOTAL  

Crew  

8  

20  

100  

10  

138  

Transit  

  

2  

146  

  

148  

Military  

  

  

124  

  

124  

Exempt  

  

  

222  

  

222  

Relocate to Hawai‘i  

10  

14  

183  

10  

217  

Returning Resident  

42  

86  

625  

29  

782  

Visitor  

39  

34  

357  

38  

468  

GRAND TOTAL  

99  

156  

1,757  

87  

2,099  

Flights  

5  

3  

24  

1  

33  

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5236/090120-passenger-count-press-release.pdf  

*Note: The data presented in this DND is a day behind and shows information for Monday’s flights.    

University of Hawai‘i:  

Social Media Campaign Launched to Encourage Mask Wearing, Physical Distancing   

Mānoa Now, a student organization at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has launched A Surfboard Apart social media campaign in partnership UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences (CSS) and DOH. The group’s goal is to encourage mask wearing and physical distancing among their peers – if not for themselves, then for their loved ones. A Surfboard Apart centers around the use of a surfboard as a visual aid to approximate a distance of six feet between mask-wearing individuals. By using a relatable local item as a measuring device, the students aim to break through pandemic indifference among their peers with new, contextually relevant and memorable messaging. Mānoa Now students are developing a series of videos and posts as part of this campaign. The campaign comes at a critical point in the state’s efforts to flatten its COVID-19 spike. While older adults continue to be the most at-risk for severe illness, it is the 20 to 30-year-old age group who may be the driving force behind COVID-19’s spread in the islands.  

DOH Communication Coordinator Bronwyn Sinclair-White said, “DOH is proud to support this student-led campaign. Working with the students has been incredibly rewarding and mutually beneficial. The students know their peers best, and they have put together a campaign that is sure to resonate with this age group.” To view more:  

https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/09/02/covid19-peer-messaging/  

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center 

Helpful Resources 

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or mpdquarantine@mpd.net  

Non-emergency line (808) 935-3311  

 

  • City & County of Honolulu 

    Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.  
     

To report violators: 808-723-3900 or HPDcovidenforce@honolulu.gov  

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