Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 13, 2020

Posted on Aug 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 Diagnosis   

New Cases   

Reported since   

2/28/2020   

(including new cases)   

O‘ahu   

218

4,117 

Hawai‘i   

5

144

Maui  

9

204

Kauai  

53 

Moloka‘i   

Lana‘i   

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI  

23 

Total Cases   

233

4,543++ 

Deaths   

0

40 

++As a result of updated information one case from O‘ahu and one case from Maui were removed from the counts.

Hospitalization count as of 8/12/20 at 5:30 pm: 3-Hawai‘i, 1-Maui, 165-O‘ahu, 4-Kaua‘i 

Laboratory* Testing Data   

There were 2,649 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.  

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories   

Positive   

Negative   

156,266**   

4,543 

151,697 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **26 test results were inconclusive   

HawaiiCOVID19.comCommunity Associated and Unknown COVID-19 Cases Hawaii August 14, 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


Department of Public Safety:

Additional OCCC Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19  

Thirty-eight (38) additional O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The latest cases were announced today. This brings the total number of inmates who have tested positive in Hawai‘i to 124. It was announced earlier this week that a total of 23 staff members had also tested positive. PSD coordinated with DOH to conduct mass testing of all OCCC inmates in each of the 19 individual housing units at OCCC. 

OCCC operations/maintenance staff and work lines have increased cleaning of all housing and intake modules. A deep cleaning vendor is scheduled to come in and perform sanitation services. PSD will continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 and make additional operational and preventative decisions as the situation evolves. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts:  

http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

1,943 Passengers Arrive on Thursday

Yesterday, a total of 1,943 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 502 visitors and 586 returning residents. There was a total of 34 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 THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020

 

KONA

MAUI

O‘AHU

LĪHUʻE

TOTAL

Crew

14

19

236

8

277

Transit

 

 

190

 

190

Military

 

 

115

 

115

Exempt

 

 

126

 

126

Relocate to Hawai‘i

22

13

109

3

147

Returning Resident

48

72

455

11

586

Visitor

53

38

379

32

502

GRAND TOTAL

137

142

1,610

54

1,943

Flights

3

3

26

2

34

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/5052/081420-passenger-count-press-release.pdf


Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency:

Residents Asked to Complete COVID-19 Survey

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many residents in the State of Hawai‘i. To assure that the needs of the people are identified and addressed appropriately, HI-EMA is conducting a survey to determine what residents see as the most important issues the state is facing. One adult per household is asked to fill out the survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. To fill out the survey:

http://go.hawaii.edu/3P6

New PSAs Aim to Inform Residents about COVID-19

HI-EMA has been producing and promoting short, informative videos about the battle with COVID-19 in an educational series titled, ‘FYI.’ Each episode features an expert from HI-EMA’s Emergency Support Function (ESF-8) as they explain different aspects of the virus, transmission, prevention, and community health aspects in simple terms. All the videos run under two minutes and are closed-captioned. To access the videos: 

FYI – What is COVID – https://youtu.be/j-kXXV4BJag


Department of Defense: 

National Guardsmen Support DOH with Contact Mapping  

Hawai‘i National Guard members have been stepping in to support DOH with contact mapping at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. A total of 21 guardsmen are assisting on O‘ahu alone.  

Video:  

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/763170/hawaii-national-guard-assists-department-health-with-covid-19-mapping 

Photographs:  

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6307615/hawaii-national-guard-assists-department-health-with-covid-19-mapping 

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PDF: COVID-19 Daily News Digest August 14, 2020