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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
COVID Count 62 new cases out of 4,393 tests
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1885 Views :: COVID-19

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, October 28, 2020 (two sections)

SOURCE FOR THIS SECTION: (updated daily at 1200)

On 10/28/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 62 new positive cases. There are 5 cases on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i, 7 on Lāna‘i, 2 on Maui, 40 on O‘ahu, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 14,834 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). One previous case was removed due to updated laboratory information.

A total of 517,005 tests have been performed and results received for the state.

(4,393 new tests by subtraction**)

(3,991 neg + 61 pos = 4,052 new tests per dashboard.)

NOTE: 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.

62 / 4,393 =  1.4% positive per subtraction

61 / 4,052 =  1.5% positive per dashboard

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

(**HFP EDITOR’s NOTE: Numbers marked with ‘**’ are derived by subtracting yesterday’s total from today’s.)

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SOURCE FOR THIS SECTION: (updated daily at 1200)

Total cases:14834* (62 new)








Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:64

Required Hospitalization:1081‡ (8 new hospitalizations**)

Hawaii deaths:213*** (no new deaths**)

Released from Isolation:11605§ (82 new releases**)

Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, October 28, 2020

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(**HFP EDITOR’s NOTE: Numbers marked with ‘**’ are derived by subtracting yesterday’s total from today’s.)

*As a result of updated information, one case from Oahu was removed from the counts.

***As a result of updated information, two previously reported deaths were determined to not be related to COVID-19 and were removed from the counts (1 from Lanai, and 1 from Maui).

†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. 28, 2020  



Department of Health: 

Seven New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Lāna‘i 

There were seven (7) new COVID-19 cases reported on Lāna‘i today by DOH. The cumulative total now stands at 94 confirmed cases on the island (reported since Feb. 28). The active community cluster currently includes 93 confirmed and 3 probable cases for a total of 96 cases. Large social gatherings and household transmission have been identified by DOH as the main drivers of this outbreak. Weekend drive-thru testing results are still being reported out. DOH is working closely with Lāna‘i healthcare providers to support community outreach, testing and contract tracing. The hospital is conducting surveillance testing several times a week. 


Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Oct. 28, 2020  

Island of Diagnosis         

New Cases         

Reported since         


(including new cases)   



















HI residents diagnosed outside of HI        



Total Cases         






Hospitalization count as of 10/27/20 at 5:54 pm: 10-Hawaii, 2-Maui, 53-Oahu, 0-Kaua

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

**2 deaths that occurred earlier in the pandemic were removed from counts as a result of updated information indicating they were not COVID-19 related. 



Department of Public Safety:  

Broad-Based Testing Continues at Correctional Facilities Statewide 

PSD has directed CoreCivic to conduct mass testing of all Hawai‘i inmates at its Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The broad-based testing being administered by CoreCivic Health Services staff will begin Thursday. The total number of Hawai‘i inmates in medical isolation at Saguaro with active positive COVID cases is 61. There are seven (7) inmates in the hospital, and 741 inmates in a precautionary 14-day quarantine at the facility.    


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. No new test results were reported for neighbor island facilities. DOH testing of O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates is continuous. No new OCCC staff or inmate test results were received today. There are no OCCC inmates in the hospital. Additionally, 90% of staff who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. Information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19 can be found at:   



Department of Human Services:  

Open Enrollment Period to Begin for Qualified Applicants Needing Federal Health Insurance   

DHS Med-QUEST Division wants the public to know that those who need affordable health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid coverage have 45 days to enroll in an affordable health plan through the federal health insurance marketplace: 


The open enrollment period is from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 for health coverage that begins January 2021. Applicants can create an account at to determine their eligibility for coverage for health plans and subsidies that help make the plans more affordable. Interested applicants also have the option of applying over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596. 


Click here for more information about language assistance. 

Click here for the Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace flyer.   


The Med-QUEST Division of DHS assists with community outreach and education for the federal marketplace, which manages eligibility and enrollment functions. More information can be found at:   


Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:  

4,371 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday 

Yesterday, a total of 4,371 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. The majority of the passengers, or 1,284 people, indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,088 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.   



To view more: 


Helpful Resources  


Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program
Program overview:  



Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII  


COVID-19 Tables, Charts, and Visualizations

Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics 


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

Rest, Test, Enjoy! Voluntary visitor post-travel test: 

Resident post-travel test:

Maui County
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:  

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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