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COVID Count 95 new cases out of 4,879 tests
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases

News Release from Hawaii DoH, November 16, 2020 (two sections)

SOURCE FOR THIS SECTION: (updated daily at 1200)

On 11/16/2020, the Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 95 new positive cases. There are 8 cases on Hawai‘i Island, 2 on Kaua‘i, 7 on Maui, 76 on O‘ahu, and 2 out of state for a cumulative total of 16,613 cases statewide (reported since 2/28/2020). One case was removed from the cumulative count due to updated laboratory information. In the coming days, this update will be removed and people will be directed the data dashboard for the daily case numbers on each island.

A total of 599,994 tests have been performed and results received for the state.

(4,879 new tests by subtraction**)

(3,846 neg + 87 pos = 3,933 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.  

95 / 4,879 = 2.0% positive per subtraction

87 / 3,933 = 2.2% 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 3pm)



Total cases:16613* (95 new)








Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i:142

Required Hospitalization:1210‡ (plus 1 ***)

Hawaii deaths:222 (no change***)

Cases in the past 14 days**:1466 (plus 12 ***)

Cumulative totals as of 3:00pm, November 16, 2020

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

**Using cases reported in the past 14 days provides a rough approximation of the number of cases currently meeting criteria for isolation. This proxy number for “active cases” resolves classification issues for cases unable to be reached or who are out of jurisdiction, for whom precise release from isolation date may not be possible to determine. It is also not influenced by lags in data entry.

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

†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.

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

Testing Data Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard


Posted on Nov 16, 2020 in COVID-19COVID-19 News ReleasesLatest NewsNewsroom

Governor’s Office:

11 New Trusted Testing Partners for Trans-Pacific Travel, Two for Inter-County

On Saturday, the Office of Gov. David Ige announced 13 additional trusted travel and testing partners for the state’s pre-travel testing program. COVID-19 test results from these newly identified partners will be accepted beginning tomorrow.

The new partners – eleven for domestic transpacific travel and two for inter-county travel –

join 18 and 11 partners respectively, that had been previously approved by the State of Hawai‘i for testing, which allows arriving travelers to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine with evidence of a negative test from a trusted partner, conducted no more than 72-hours prior to the final leg of departure.

Partners were selected based on their ability to administer the test and expand the testing network, with the goal of making it easier to safely travel to Hawai‘i.

In the future, trusted testing and travel partners added to the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program will be uploaded to This website also includes more information on inter-county pre-travel testing and the Safe Travels Hawai‘i program. Please see the names of all trusted testing partners on the charts under Helpful Resources, below.

Department of Health:

95 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

This report includes cases reported since Saturday night at 11:59. This and other data will be posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each day.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Nov. 14, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since



(including new cases)

O‘ahu 76 14,337
Hawai‘i 8 1,479
Maui 7 450++
Kaua‘i 2 82
Moloka‘i 0 17
Lānaʻi 0 106
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 2 142
Total Cases 95 16,613
Deaths    0 222

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

Hospitalizations as of 12 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2020: Hawai‘i-10, Maui-3, O‘ahu-48, Kaua‘i-2 (Source: Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency)

Office of Enterprise Technology Services:

Safe Travels Digital Platform Traveler Data

A summary data of travelers gathered by the Safe Travels Digital Platform is now accessible. The data shows how many travelers – interisland, transpacific and international – have negative COVID-19 tests, have other exemptions, or are required to quarantine. The platform also has other data of note:  reason for trip, departure airport, arrival airport, and other categories. Users can filter the information by date, airline, and county.  

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority: 

7,250 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, a total of 7,250 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 3,689 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,047 returning residents. The trans-pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

To view more: 

Hawaiʻi State Judiciary: 

O‘ahu Judiciary Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19  

An employee at the Hale Ho‘omalu Juvenile Detention Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on Nov. 10 and received a confirmed positive test result on Nov. 12. After consulting with DOH, those with prolonged or frequent contact with the affected individual were notified, advised to self-quarantine, and seek guidance from their medical providers. They’ll return to work when medically appropriate to do so. Additional disinfecting measures of affected work areas have already been done. To view more:

Department of Public Safety: 

Inmate Mass Testing Continues

Testing of all Hawai‘i inmates at the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ was completed October 29. The 662 inmates with first-round negative test results are undergoing re-testing as part of surge testing efforts at the facility.

Five (5) inmates are in the hospital. All other positive inmates are in medical isolation at the facility. The negative inmates remain in a precautionary quarantine. There are currently 1,081 inmates housed at Saguaro. PSD has established an information hotline with recorded updates on the Saguaro testing at: 808-587-1421.

DOH testing of O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates and staff is continuous. All 160 OCCC inmate results received over the weekend were negative. There are no OCCC inmates in the hospital. OCCC has seen a 99% recovery rate among inmates and no new positive inmate cases in nearly 2 weeks. Of the 31 OCCC staff results received, 1 was positive and 30 were negative. Additionally, 91% of PSD staff who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. More information:  

Helpful Resources

Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview:



Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII

COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

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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