Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 17, 2021

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 in COVID-19

Department of Health:


Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates


69 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DOH reports 69 new cases of coronavirus today.

This report includes cases up until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control Division website daily: hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. March 15, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

O‘ahu 38 22,380
Hawai‘i 4 2,347
Maui 23 2,488
Kaua‘i 0 187
Moloka‘i 0 28
Lānaʻi 1 109
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 3 882
Total Cases 69 28,421++
Deaths    0 451

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 3/15/21 – Hawai‘i-1, Maui 14, O‘ahu-10, Kauaʻi-0

Department of Public Safety:
Statewide Inmate Testing Continues
COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) reports 33 inmate test results. Of that number, one (1) was positive and 32 were negative. The total active positive inmate case count is 14. No MCCC inmates have required hospitalization due to COVID-19. Although all other facility inmate populations are clear of the virus, mass testing continues with DOH assistance. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reported nine (9) negative inmate results. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
13,360 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday
Yesterday, a total of 13,360 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 7,979 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,599 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

To view more: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/

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:


Kaua‘i County:
Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage: https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
To report violators: https://www.kauai.gov/KPD-Online-Reporting

Vaccine Information: https://www.kauai.gov/vaccine

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

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