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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, September 29, 2020

On 9/29/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 87 new positive cases. There are 2 new cases on Maui, 3 on Hawai‘i Island, 80 on O‘ahu, and 2 diagnosed out of state for a cumulative total of 12,203 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020).

A total of 296,414 individuals have been tested in the state.

87 / 1,550 = 5.6% 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 DashboardTracking COVID-19

LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I

MORE DETAILS 

Total cases:12290 (87 new)

Hawai’i County:703

Honolulu County:11106

Kaua’i County:59

Maui County:390†

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:32

Required Hospitalization:832‡ (31 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:134 (two new deaths)

Released from Isolation:10256§ (41 new releases)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, September 29, 2020

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†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 29, 2020 

 

Department of Health: 

Two Additional Deaths and 87 New COVID-19 Cases Today  

Two (2) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. One is a man, in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, who had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. The other death is a woman, in the 50 to 59-year-old age category, with no known underlying health conditions. She too had been hospitalized. Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 134. 

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 29, 2020     

Island of Diagnosis     

New Cases     

Reported since     

2/28/2020     

(including new cases)   

O‘ahu     

80 

11,106 

Hawai‘i     

703 

Maui    

371 

Kaua‘i    

59 

Moloka‘i     

19 

Lānaʻi 

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI    

32 

Total Cases     

87 

12,290 

Deaths     

134 

Hospitalization count as of 9/28/20 at 5:30 pm: 16-Hawai‘i, 0-Maui, 131-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i   

 

Hawai‘i Case Counts and Percent Positive Tests* 

 

Daily Case Count, 7-day average 

% Positive, 7-day average 

Statewide 

106 

3.0% 

O‘ahu 

99 

4.3% 

Hawai‘i 

1.1% 

Kaua’i 

0.5% 

Maui 

0.1% 

*Metrics reflect information updated as of noon the previous day. Case counts are calculated based on date of report. 

Percent positivity is calculated based on date of lab result. 

 

Laboratory* Testing Data     

There were 1,550 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory. 

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories     

Positive 

Negative 

296,414** 

12,290 

284,097 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **27 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 

 

Department of Public Safety

Mass Testing Continues at Facilities Statewide   

PSD’s Health Care Division is continuing to work with DOH to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 at all correctional facilities statewide. The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) is also undergoing staff testing this week with the help of the Hawaiʻi National Guard. Of the 38 HCF staff results received so far, one was reported positive and 37 were negative. The order of the facilities next in line for inmate testing is still being worked out.  

   

Meanwhile, PSD and the DOH are continuing mass testing of Oʻahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates to mitigate virus spread in the incarcerated population. There were no new positive OCCC inmate or staff results reported today. There are currently no inmates hospitalized. The total number of PSD staff who have recovered and returned to work has jumped to 85. To view more on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:   

http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/  

 

University of Hawai‘i: 

UH Community Colleges Launch Free Work Training Initiative  

In an effort to fill the growing employment gap on Oʻahu, UH Community Colleges will be offering free job skills courses this Fall. The initiative, called Oʻahu Back to Work, is a partnership of the City and County of Honolulu and UH. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said, “I would like every struggling Oʻahu resident to check out this great opportunity, really think about the possibilities, and enroll if it seems right for you. As we attack the coronavirus with public health measures, we must also attack COVID's economic toll with our talents and resolve. When one person builds their skills during this crisis, we all benefit. I thank everyone at the community colleges and all the future enrollees for contributing to rebuilding our island home.” 

 

Oʻahu Back to Work is a short-term employment training program that runs from October 5, 2020 - December 18, 2020. Instructors at seven UH Community College campuses and the Manoa Outreach College will be providing more than 70 courses to O’ahu participants. The courses will be mostly virtual and fall under the following career fields: Business, Health, Industrial Engineering, Technology, Natural Resources, Public and Human Services, and Trades. UH President David Lassner said, “Our goal is to provide 2,000 Oʻahu participants with short term training for jobs that are currently available or will be available in the near future. The courses offered will focus on the skills that employers in each of these sectors indicated are most needed. This training should give participants the tools they need to succeed in our changing and challenging economy.”  To view the courses and sign up: https://oahubacktowork.com 

 

 

 

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