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LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I

SOURCE: health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019 (updated daily at 3PM)

Total cases:15473* (156 new**)

Hawai’i:1332

Kaua’i:67

Lanai:104

Maui:414†

Molokai:17

Oahu:13445

Pending:0

Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:94

Required Hospitalization:1125‡ (1 new hospitalization**)

Hawaii deaths:219** (no new deaths**)

Released from Isolation:11958 (28 new releases**)

Cumulative totals as of 3:00pm, November 4, 2020 

If you have recovered from COVID-19 and want to help by donating plasma, register to donate today. 

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

**HFP EDITOR’s NOTE: Numbers marked with ‘**’ are derived by subtracting yesterday’s total from today’s.  Per DoH, dashboard test numbers are distributed by the date the test was performed, not the date result was reported.  Additional results will be added to each day's dashboard total over then next few days as late test results trickle in.  Subtraction method includes tests and new cases from tests performed prior to today.   

*As a result of updated information, one case on Oahu 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 

Nov. 4, 2020  

 

Office of the Lieutenant Governor: 

Safe Travels Testing Evaluation Program Update 

Known as a strategic surveillance study, the Safe Travels Testing Evaluation Program, collects and evaluates data from COVID-19 testing of travelers after they’ve arrived in Hawai‘i. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said, “We are at a critical point in the pandemic, where we need to balance public health and safety with the economic well-being of our islands. We anticipate this study will serve as a guide for state leadership and policy makers on how to move forward.” 

 

This surveillance study is an added layer of safety to compliment the overall Safe Travels pre-travel testing program. People participating must have also participated in a pre-travel test and are selected randomly to take a free, voluntary second test one to four days after their arrival. 

 

Dr. DeWolfe Miller, an epidemiologist with the John A. Burns School of Medicine is leading the study in coordination with HI-EMA, Governor’s Office, the LG and trusted testing partners. Dr. Miller commented, “The results of this study will demonstrate if screening for symptoms and a negative NAAT test prior to travel will be sufficient to prevent additional introduction of infection.” CARES Act funding provided $1.5 million for surveillance testing. 

 

Department of Health: 

Complete COVID-19 Data Available on Newly Expanded Dashboard 

The COVID-19 dashboard has complete statistics, visualizations, graphs and charts on all health and economic related factors. The dashboard is updated at 3 p.m. daily. Hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard DOH reports 156 new coronavirus cases today. 

 

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

Island of Diagnosis         

New Cases         

Reported since         

2/28/2020         

(including new cases)   

O‘ahu         

125 

13,445 

Hawai‘i         

21 

1,332 

Maui        

414 

Kaua‘i        

67 

Moloka‘i         

17   

Lānaʻi     

104 

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI        

94 

Total Cases         

156 

15,473++ 

Deaths         

219 

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

Hospitalizations as of 3:51 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2020 – 8/Hawai‘i, 4/Maui, 43/O‘ahu, 2/Kaua‘i 

 

 

 

 

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority: 

5,841 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday  

Yesterday, a total of 5,841 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 2,310 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,107 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.  

 

To view more: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/ 

 

Hawaiʻi House of Representatives:

Committee to Review Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 Statewide Vaccination Program  

A house informational briefing will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m., to discuss Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 vaccination program. The briefing will focus on the concerns and challenges of the program specific to Hawai‘i in order to ensure effective implementation once a vaccine does become available. The briefing will also include reports from DOH, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, and Pfizer Vaccines. To stream the briefing:    

https://www.facebook.com/hawaiihouseofreps/  

 

Department of Public Safety:

PSD COVID-19 Update  

Statewide Inmate Mass Testing Continues 

DOH testing of O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates and staff is continuous. Of the 27 OCCC inmate results received 3 were positive and 24 were negative. There are no OCCC inmates in the hospital. All 30 OCCC staff results received were negative. PSD’s Health Care Division is working with DOH, the Hawai‘i National Guard (HING) and community partners, to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 at all other correctional facilities statewide. There were no new staff or inmate results received today. Additionally, 90% of PSD staff who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. Information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19 can be found at: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.    

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