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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 20, 2020Posted on August 20, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Governor Ige extends COVID-19 emergency period through September Governor Ige extended sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the two latest victims to pass from COVID-19, noting that each and every death is a tragedy for all of Hawai‘i. At a news briefing this afternoon the governor announced that he has […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 19, 2020Posted on August 19, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Contact Tracing Focus of Daily News Briefing From a ballroom at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, converted into a contact tracing center Gov. Ige, HI-EMA Director Ken Hara, Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson and Dr. Emily Roberson, the recently appointed Department of Health Disease Investigation Branch Chief, addressed the accelerated efforts to track down […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 18, 2020Posted on August 18, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Governor Approves Honolulu Modified Restrictions, Trans-Pacific Travel Delayed Governor Ige approved Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s latest emergency order that returns O‘ahu to the Act Now Honolulu-No Social Gatherings, from the Act with Care phase to try and flatten the recent surge in COVID-19 cases on the island. The governor also announced a delay […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 18, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 17, 2020Posted on August 17, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Additional Targeted Restrictions for O‘ahu Near  Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell met at length today and agree that additional targeted restrictions will be needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on O‘ahu to stop the spread of COVID-19. We anticipate an announcement, with details, this week. Department of Health: DOH […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 13, 2020Posted on August 14, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: DOH is reporting 233 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases today, with 218 on O‘ahu. Hawai‘i Island has five (5) new cases, Maui reports nine (9), and Kaua‘i has one (1). No additional deaths were reported in the last 24-hour reporting period. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 14, 2020    Island of […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 13, 2020Posted on August 13, 2020 in COVID-19
Office of the Governor: Governor Addresses Recent COVID-19-Related Deaths, Record Number of Infections Gov. David Ige held a news briefing Thursday, to address the recent COVID-19-related deaths and record number of cases reported by the Hawai‘i Department of Health. Gov. Ige said, “This is a record number of daily cases and it follows several days […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 13, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 12, 2020Posted on August 12, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: Multiple Clusters Continue Spread of COVID-19 as Death Toll Rises to 38 Community spread of the coronavirus, particularly on O‘ahu, continues to be the primary cause of new infections. Today, of the 202 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, 197 are on O‘ahu. Hawai‘i Island and Kaua‘i each had two (2) additional cases, […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 12, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 11, 2020Posted on August 11, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: Declining Numbers of Cases May be Due to Decrease in Number of Tests DOH reports 118 positive cases today. This is the lowest daily triple-digit case count, but it is unclear as to whether this was a result of a decrease in the number of tests. However, the percent of positivity over […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 10, 2020Posted on August 10, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: Three More Deaths Reported and 140 New Cases of COVID-19 DOH is reporting the 12th straight day of triple digit newly diagnosed coronavirus cases, with 140 today. All but two (2) of the new cases are on O‘ahu, with one each on Maui and Kaua‘i. The department also reports the 32nd, 33rd […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 7, 2020Posted on August 7, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office Governor and Superintendent Announce O‘ahu Public Schools Will Go Online for First Four Weeks At a news briefing Friday, Gov. David Ige and Supt. Christina Kishimoto announced public schools on O‘ahu would be doing complete distance learning for the first four weeks of the new school year, which starts on Aug. 17. This […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 6, 2020Posted on August 6, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office Surge Prompts Reinstatement of Interisland Travel Quarantine At an afternoon news briefing Governor Ige announced that the mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling interisland will be reinstituted effective next Tuesday, August 11. The governor said that he and all the county mayors agree that additional measures are necessary to make sure that cases […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 5, 2020Posted on August 5, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: 173 New COVID-19 Cases on O‘ahu Increases Total Count to 2,763 All of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases reported by DOH today are on O‘ahu, with 162 adult cases and 11 pediatric cases (18-years-old and younger). Public health officials say that given the rate of rise in cases and the lack of […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 4, 2020Posted on August 4, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: Honolulu Man is 27th Death Related to Coronavirus The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. He passed away on July 29. […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 4, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 3, 2020Posted on August 3, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Governor Addresses Spike in Cases, Gives Update on Contact-Tracing Capacity   Gov. Ige held a news briefing Monday after DOH reported another spike in COVID-19 cases. A total of 207 cases were announced today, although 114 of those cases are due to delayed test results. The governor pointed out it is a result […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 31, 2020Posted on July 31, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: 123 New Coronavirus Cases Includes 18 Children A third day of triple-digit case numbers is being reported by DOH and is the first time total cumulative cases have exceeded 2,000. The 123 newly diagnosed cases include 18 pediatric cases (18-years-old and younger) and follows 32 pediatric cases reported yesterday. Public health authorities […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 30, 2020Posted on July 30, 2020 in COVID-19
Office of the Governor:  SB126 Signing and Line Item Veto   Gov. Ige held a news briefing Thursday to announce he has signed Senate Bill 126, with modifications. The governor said his primary concern was to expend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding before it expired at the end of the […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 30, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 29, 2020Posted on July 29, 2020 in COVID-19
Office of the Governor: Spike in Cases Remind Community to Stay Vigilant, Reinstating Measures Being Considered At a news briefing Wednesday, Gov. Ige addressed the latest spike in COVID-19 cases. He said while the State is concerned about the high numbers, it was anticipated because the State laboratory was not testing during Hurricane Douglas. DOH […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 28, 2020Posted on July 28, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: 47 New Cases of Coronavirus Reported All but one of the newly diagnosed coronavirus cases reported by DOH are on O‘ahu. There was a single new case on Maui. Of the 46 total cases, 41 are among adults and six are pediatric cases. Community-associated infection has been identified in eight (8) of […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 27, 2020Posted on July 27, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Hawai‘i Honored to be Considered by Japan in List of Global Destinations to Resume Safe International Travel Governor David Ige and House Speaker Scott Saiki today expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi for Hawai‘i being mentioned along with an exclusive list of 12 countries and regions […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 24, 2020Posted on July 24, 2020 in COVID-19
Governor’s Office: Modified Quarantine Rules in Place During Tropical Cyclone The State of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for travelers is being modified temporarily in consideration of the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Douglas. Governor David Ige said, “I want to make sure that those in quarantine are adequately prepared per the state recommendations. If you […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 24, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 23, 2020Posted on July 23, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Case Count Since the Beginning of the Pandemic Death Toll Rises to 26 50 cases in Honolulu, three (3) on Hawai‘i Island, and two (2) on Maui comprise today’s COVID-19 case count of 55 new positive cases. This is the highest number of cases reported on a single day […]
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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 22, 2020Posted on July 22, 2020 in COVID-19
Office of the Governor: With Storm Approaching Governor Ige & HI-EMA Issue Hurricane Safety Reminders Gov. David Ige was joined by Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Administrator Luke Meyers on Tuesday for a Facebook live to talk about hurricane preparedness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Meyers pointed out that hurricane season runs from June 1 – Nov. […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 22, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 21, 2020Posted on July 21, 2020 in COVID-19
Department of Health: 25 New Cases of COVID-19 21 new coronavirus cases on O‘ahu and four (4) on Maui are being investigated by DOH. 21 of the cases are adults and four (4) are pediatric. Two (2) of the cases on Maui are associated with a history of out-of-state travel. DOH is also investigating small […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 21, 2020
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 20, 2020Posted on July 20, 2020 in COVID-19
Office of the Governor: Reopening of Hawai‘i Public Schools Moves Forward    Gov. Ige was joined at an afternoon news briefing by DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Board of Education (BOE) Chairperson Catherine Payne, and State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park to confirm the reopening of schools on Tuesday, August 4. Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29. […]
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest July 20, 2020