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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
COVID Count: 101 new cases out of 4,069 tests
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 1879 Views :: COVID-19

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, October 14, 2020

On 10/14/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 101 new positive cases. There is one new case on Maui, 18 on Hawai‘i Island, 81 on O‘ahu, and one resident was diagnosed outside the state for a cumulative total of 13,674 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). Two cases were removed due to updated laboratory information.

A total of 462,541 tests have been performed and results received for the state. (4,069 new tests)

101 / 4,069 = 2.5% 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



Total cases:13674* (101 new)

Hawai’i County:992

Honolulu County:12176

Kaua’i County:59

Maui County:409†


Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:38

Required Hospitalization:961‡ (10 new hospitalizations)

Hawaii deaths:183 (10 new deaths)

Released from Isolation:10883§ (49 new releases)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, October 14, 2020        

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*As a result of updated information, two cases from Honolulu were 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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Oct. 14, 2020


Governor’s Office:  

DOH Approves Japan’s Testing Procedure for Pre-Travel Testing Program   

DOH has approved the COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) authorized by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. Proof of a negative test result from trusted testing partners in Japan will allow travelers from that country to bypass the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Hawai‘i.   


DOH is currently in discussions with various Japanese medical institutions as it secures a list of trusted testing partners in Japan. Once the list is established, the pre-travel program will be launched for Japan. Information and updates will be posted in  


Japanese nationals traveling abroad are still subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return to the country. Travel restrictions on U.S. travel into Japan still remain in place. The State of Hawai‘i is set to begin its pre-travel testing program for U.S. mainland travelers tomorrow. To view more:  


Department of Health: 

Ten (10) COVID-19 Deaths Reported 

Ten (10) COVID-19 deaths were reported today by DOH. Seven (7) of the deaths occurred between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30, 2020 and are now reported as a result of updated information received on their cause of death. The other three (3) deaths, one on (1) Hawaii Island and two (2) on Oahu are recent, as of Oct. 1. COVID-19 deaths are officially reported as records are obtained, reviewed, validated, and the deaths are classified for state and national reporting. 



  • 1 male, 60-69 yrs., underlying condition, hospitalized 
  • 2 males, 80+ yrs., underlying conditions, hospitalized 
  • 2 females, 80+ yrs., underlying conditions, died at nursing home  



  • 1 male, 70-79 yrs., underlying condition, died at nursing home 
  • 1 male, 80+ yrs., underlying condition, hospitalized 
  • 1 female, 40-49 yrs., underlying condition, hospitalized 



  • 1 male, 50-59 yrs., underlying condition, hospitalized 
  • 1 female, 80+ yrs., underlying condition, hospitalized 


Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Oct. 14, 2020        

Island of Diagnosis        

New Cases        

Reported since        


(including new cases)  


















HI residents diagnosed outside of HI       


Total Cases        






Hospitalization count as of 10/13/20 at 3:10 pm: 12-Hawai‘i, 1-Maui, 92-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i 

++As a result of updated information, two cases from O‘ahu were removed from the counts. 


7-Day Averages   


Daily New Cases    

(change from previous day)   

% Lab Positive   

(change from previous day   


92 (-2)   

2.8% (+0.0) 


70 (-5)   

3.6% (-0.1) 


20 (+1)   

 2.8% (+0.2) 


0 (+0)   

0.0% (+0.0) 


2 (+2)   

0.1% (+0.0) 

*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.   


Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism 

Restaurant Card Program Pre-Paid Cards Mailed out to Qualified Recipients  

A news conference was held today with Governor David Ige, Sherry Menor-McNamara, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, and local restaurant and food industry suppliers, to announce that the new Hawaii Restaurant Card Program pre-loaded cards have been mailed out to all eligible individuals. The program is a private-public partnership that is providing pre-paid $500 cards to qualified Hawai‘i unemployment insurance recipients impacted by COVID-19, to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages at Hawai‘i eating establishments and fast food restaurants. The program runs through Dec. 15, 2020.   


Governor Ige said, “The Hawai‘i restaurant industry is one of the hardest hit and has the highest economic boosting impact. The Hawai‘i Restaurant Card Program will inject, on average, over $1.2 million into the local economy each day during this 60-day period. I want to extend a big mahalo to everyone who worked hard to create this much-needed, economy-reviving program.” Menor-McNamara said, “The Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, along with the restaurant industry are excited to announce that over 116,000 Hawai‘i Restaurant Cards are in the mail and are expected to be arriving in mailboxes, statewide, as early as this Friday.” Highway Inn Restaurant Owner Monica Toguchi Ryan added, “This exciting program will not only provide targeted help to the community, but it will re-invigorate the restaurant sector by bringing customers through our doors. These funds will initially be used to help pay our employees, and then pay our suppliers who range from small local farmers to fishermen. This program will help revitalize our local economy in more ways that most people could imagine.” 


The governor also announced that the one-time benefit will not impact SNAP and Medicaid benefits or eligibility. For more details on the program and to see if you are eligible, go to: 


Department of Public Safety: 

Statewide Broad-Based Testing Continues for Jails, Prison Facilities 

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 correctional facilities statewide. The Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center has begun their inmate testing this week.  


DOH testing of O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates is continuous. No new inmate or staff results were received today. There are no inmates hospitalized. Over 95-percent of the OCCC inmates who had positive COVID cases have recovered. The total number of PSD staff who have recovered and returned to work is just over 83-percent. To view more on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:   


Joint Information Center:  

Call Center Set Up to Take Questions on Safe Travels Program    

As the state prepares for travelers to begin flying to Hawaiʻi under the Safe Travels Program tomorrow (Oct. 15, 2020), a call center has been set up to answer questions for both residents and visitors. The number to call is: 1-800-GOHAWAII (1-800-464-2924). You can also view more information about the program, including FAQS, here: 


Helpful Resources  


COVID-19 Tables, Charts, and Visualizations  


Safe Travels Information (Frequently Asked Questions)

Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics 

Kaua‘i County

Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage:
To report violators: 

Maui County
Maui County mandatory travel declaration form and request for limited quarantine form:  

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or   


Hawai‘i County
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
Critical infrastructure and medical travel request: 
To report violators: 808-935-3311 

City & County of Honolulu 
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: 
Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.  
To report violators:808-723-3900 or  


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