Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 8, 2020

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health:

23 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

Twenty-three (23) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by DOH Wednesday. Twenty (20) of those cases are on Oahu, one (1) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Maui. Community outreach and testing activities continue. 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 8, 2020

Island of Diagnosis

New Cases

Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*

O‘ahu

20

808

572

Hawai‘i

1

96

88

Maui

2

128

114

Kaua‘i

0

42

35

Moloka‘i

0

2

2

Lana‘i

0

0

0

Residents Diagnosed outside HI

0

18

 

Unknown

0

0

 

Total

23

1,094

 

Total released from isolation

 

 

811

Deaths

0

19

 

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 2,056 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive

Negative

89,152**

1,093

88,045

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **14 test results were inconclusive

HawaiiCOVID19.comCOVID-19 Epidemic Curve Hawaii July 8, 2020

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


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

2,685 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday

Yesterday a total of 2,685 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 721 visitors and 815 returning residents. There was a total of 24 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020

 

KONA

MAUI

O‘AHU

LĪHUʻE

TOTAL

Crew

7

26

223

6

262

Transit

1

 

202

 

203

Military

 

2

345

 

347

Exempt

 

 

180

 

180

Relocate to Hawai‘i

13

23

107

14

157

Returning Resident

58

123

611

23

815

Visitor

51

62

572

36

721

GRAND TOTAL

130

236

2,240

79

2,685

Flights

1

4

18

1

24

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4852/070820-passenger-count-press-release.pdf


Hawai‘i House of Representatives

Committees to Discuss Preventing COVID-19 in Nursing Facilities, Caregiver Homes

The House Committee on Health and the House Committee on Human Services and Homelessness will hold an informational briefing Thursday to evaluate if nursing facilities and caregiver homes are preventing the spread of COVID-19 effectively, in light of the community’s reopening. The committees will ask what the facilities and homes needs are, how are those needs being met, and if they’re prepared. Speakers will include top leaders from DOH, the Premier Medical Group, and Healthcare Association of Hawaii. The hearing will be televised live on ‘Olelo channel 53 and will be aired via tape delay on the neighbor islands. The hearing can also be watched live online at https://olelo.org/ or on the House webcast page:

http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2020/hearingnotices/HEARING_HSH-HLT_07-09-20_INFO_.HTM

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