Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest September 28, 2020

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in COVID-19

Department of Health:

90 New COVID-19 Cases Today – All on O‘ahu

All 90 new cases of coronavirus reported by DOH today are on the island of O‘ahu. It’s been several months since case counts were zero for all Neighbor Islands. No additional deaths were reported.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 28, 2020    

Island of Diagnosis    

New Cases    

Reported since    

2/28/2020    

(including new cases) 

O‘ahu    

90

11,026++

Hawai‘i    

0

700

Maui   

0

370

Kaua‘i   

0

59

Moloka‘i    

0

18

Lānaʻi

0

0

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI   

0

30

Total Cases    

90

12,203

Deaths    

0

132

Hospitalization count as of 9/25/20 at 4:02 pm: 16-Hawai‘i, 0-Maui, 132-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i  ++ As a result of updated information three (3) cases from O‘ahu were removed from the counts.

 

Hawai‘i Case Counts and Percent Positive Tests*

 

Daily Case Count, 7-day average

% Positive, 7-day average

Statewide

102

2.9%

O‘ahu

93

4.2%

Hawai‘i

8

1.3%

Kaua’i

0

0.4%

Maui

1

0.1%

*Metrics reflect information updated as of noon the previous day. Case counts are calculated based on date of report.

Percent positivity is calculated based on date of lab result.

Laboratory* Testing Data    

There were 4,897 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting since the last reporting period on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories    

Positive

Negative

294,864**

12,203

282,632

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **29 test results were inconclusive.

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 27, 2020   

On Sunday, one (1) additional death was reported by DOH. This was an O‘ahu woman, older than 80, who had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized.

Island of Diagnosis    

New Cases    

Reported since    

2/28/2020    

(including new cases) 

O‘ahu    

91

10,939

Hawai‘i    

7

700

Maui   

0

370

Kaua‘i   

0

59

Moloka‘i    

0

18

Lānaʻi

0

0

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI   

0

30

Total Cases    

98

12,116

Deaths    

1

132

 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Sept. 26, 2020   

On Saturday, four (4) additional deaths were reported by DOH, all on O‘ahu. A man, between 50 and 59-years-old had been hospitalized with no underlying conditions. Another man, 80 or older did have underlying conditions and was also hospitalized. Two women, both had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. One was 70 to 79-years-old and the other was 60 to 69-years-old.

Island of Diagnosis    

New Cases    

Reported since    

2/28/2020    

(including new cases) 

O‘ahu    

124

10,848

Hawai‘i    

2

693

Maui   

0

370

Kaua‘i   

1

59

Moloka‘i    

0

18

Lānaʻi

0

0

HI residents diagnosed outside of HI   

0

30

Total Cases    

127

12,018

Deaths    

4

131

HawaiiCOVID19.com

COVID-19 Epidemic Curve Hawaii September 28, 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 the Attorney General:

Honolulu Woman Accused of Violating Quarantine After Compliance Check

30-year-old Kimbra L. Jaynes was arrested at her Ala Moana area condominium this morning by Special Agents from the AG’s Investigations Division.

She arrived back in Honolulu on Sept. 17 and last Thursday agents found Jaynes was following her quarantine order during door-to-door compliance checks. On Friday, agents were notified that she had left her condo to go shopping.

Jaynes was charged and booked and her bail is set at $2,000.

Dept. of the Attorney General, Investigations Division, Compliance Checks, Sept. 3, 2020

Dept. of the Attorney General, Investigations Division staff on the street Dept. of the Attorney General, Investigations Division staff in the hallway

Department of Public Safety: 

Neighbor Island Jail Mass Testing Begins with Staff   

PSD’s Health Care Division is continuing to work with DOH to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 at all correctional facilities statewide. The broad-based testing at the neighbor island jails is beginning with staff members. The Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center staff have already been tested by the DOH Kaua‘i District Office. All 53 staff test results were negative. PSD Deputy Director for Administration/Acting Director Maria Cook said, “The jail staff are being tested first so we can make sure they are cleared and ready to assist when it’s time to begin inmate testing in the neighbor island jail facilities. Transient, pre-trial jail populations are very different from sentenced prison populations. The overcrowded conditions combined with the constant intake and release in the jail system present a unique set of challenges and requires thorough staffing, operational and logistical planning between DOH, PSD and the jail facilities before inmate testing can begin.”  

The order of the facilities next in line for inmate testing is being worked out. The Halawa Correctional Facility is also undergoing staff testing this week with the help of the Hawai‘i National Guard. PSD and DOH are continuing mass testing of O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) inmates to mitigate the spread of the virus in the incarcerated population. One OCCC inmate test result received Monday was negative. There are currently no inmates hospitalized. The total number of inmates who have recovered increased to 307. There was one new positive OCCC staff test result reported today. Total PSD staff recoveries increased to 83. http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

 

Helpful Resources

 

  • Safe Travels Information (Frequently Asked Questions)

 https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs

  • Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics

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

 

  • Maui County
    Maui County mandatory travel declaration form and request for limited quarantine form:

https://www.mauicounty.gov

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

 

To report violators: 808-935-3311

 

  • City & County of Honolulu

Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org

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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