Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest January 7, 2021

Posted on Jan 7, 2021 in COVID-19

Department of Health: 

Summary Metrics - Jan 7 2021

Residence Status and Travel History - January 7 2021


Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases Since August Reported Today

DOH reports 322 new cases of coronavirus today, the highest number since August 29, 2020, which had 310 COVID-19 cases reported. 30 of today’s cases are backdated from between 12-20-20 and 1-5-21, due to a reporting lag from a laboratory. Health officials report it is too early to tell the impact of holiday travel or gatherings. A large number of residents were diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i. No new deaths were reported today.

This report includes cases up until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each day at HawaiiCOVID19.com/dashboard. See weekly cluster report for further information.


Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 5, 2021   

Island of Diagnosis          

New Cases

Reported since          


(including new cases)    



















HI residents diagnosed outside of HI         



Total Cases          






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

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 1/6/21 – Hawai‘i-2, Maui-14, O‘ahu-106, Kaua‘i-1

Vaccination Data Added to COVID-19 Dashboard

The DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) has added information on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Hawai‘i to its data portal. This new feature can be found here. It displays statewide and county-by-county totals for the number of vaccinations administered.

These numbers will be updated every Wednesday at 12 p.m.

This new data post shows 25,470 vaccinations were administered through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 2. The three-and-a-half-day lag in reporting allows for data from dozens of sources to be checked for accuracy.

“Hawai‘i is doing really well with vaccinations,” said Dr. Elizabeth Char, director, Hawai‘i Department of Health. “We’ve only had vaccine available to us for three weeks. The Christmas holiday and the New Year’s holiday curtailed our efforts just a bit, but we are ready to ramp up vaccinations going forward. Our goal is to get vaccine to as many people as possible in a safe, secure and orderly manner.”

Information on vaccination of adults 75 years and older will be posted next week at HawaiiCOVID19.com. The DOH is working with major hospitals throughout the state and other partners to coordinate vaccination hubs and mobile vaccination services for this high-risk group. Online or other vaccination appointment services are expected to be available in about a week. Updates will be available at HawaiiCOVID19.com.


Department of Public Safety COVID-19 Update for 1/7/21:  

Inmate and Staff Testing Continues 

The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) reported 83 more inmate test results as part of continuous surge testing. Of that number, 32 were positive and 51 were negative. The number of hospitalized HCF inmates is five (5). Additionally, 101 inmates have recovered, dropping the active positive cases down to 190 and increasing the total recovered to 340. Of the 15 HCF staff results received one (1) was positive and 14 were negative. There were 10 staff recoveries reported. Surge testing, with the assistance of DOH, the Hawai‘i National Guard and Project Vision Hawai‘i, will continue at HCF until there are no new positive cases at the facility. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reports 17 negative inmate test results and one (1) staff recovery. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/


Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority: 

8,604 Passengers Arrive on Wednesday 

Yesterday, a total of 8,604 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 3,350 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 2,446 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system. 

Reason for Trip by Arrival Jan. 6


Helpful Resources

Trusted Testing and Travel Partners:

The state of Hawai‘i only accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners. For the full list of domestic trans-Pacific, inter-county, international and airline partners or information on how to become a Trusted Testing Partner, go to:



Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/ 

FAQs: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII 


COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Hawai‘i and FAQs:


Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332  


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: https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
To report violators: https://www.kauai.gov/KPD-Online-Reporting 

Rest, Test, Enjoy! Voluntary visitor post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/visitorposttest 

Resident post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/residentposttest

Maui County:
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]   


Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:

Critical infrastructure and medical travel request: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c
To report violators: 808-935-3311 


City & County of Honolulu: 
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: http://www.oneoahu.org/vaccine

Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.  
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]  


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