Well being officers reported 71 new COVID-19 instances and one dying on Wednesday, together with 59 on Oahu, two on the Massive Island, two on Maui, and eight Hawaii residents identified out of state.
The brand new instances reported Wednesday replicate laboratory outcomes that had been submitted electronically to the Hawaii Division of Well being between midnight Sunday and 11:59 p.m. Monday.
DOH Spokeswoman Janice Okubo stated Wednesday that the division’s information crew just lately shifted its verification and processing time from 15 hours to 36 hours. Due to a rise within the variety of instances and new information that the state has began compiling and publishing on its information dashboard, the division’s information crew wants extra time to make sure the info doesn’t embrace duplicate check outcomes or embrace different errors, she stated.
One case on Oahu and one case from outdoors the state had been faraway from the counts Wednesday due to up to date data, in response to well being officers.
The COVID-19 case reviews are primarily based on check outcomes from laboratories statewide. The numbers embrace lab outcomes from each residents and vacationers. Since March, 95% of instances identified within the islands have been amongst residents.
There have been 1,420 new instances reported statewide within the final two weeks. Well being officers use the variety of instances reported up to now 14 days as a tough approximation of the variety of energetic instances, or individuals who may nonetheless be infectious.
Extra infections have been reported amongst TheBus and Handi-Van drivers in latest days. Twenty-one instances have been reported to this point, three of whom have filed staff’ compensation claims.
The dying recorded Wednesday was on the Massive Island. Civil Beat calculates no less than 240 folks have died from the illness in Hawaii together with 17 deaths on Hawaii island that haven’t been recorded but by the Division of Well being as a consequence of medical verification lags.
The statewide official dying toll is 223. County officers are normally the primary to announce native instances and fatalities.
Different states are experiencing document surges in COVID-19 instances, making it more durable for folks planning to journey to Hawaii to accumulate exams that might permit them to bypass Hawaii’s obligatory 14-day quarantine, Hawaii Information Now reported.
For extra data, verify this Hawaii Division of Well being COVID-19 web site or this state web site, and the Hawaii Information Collaborative COVID-19 Monitoring web site. The Hawaii Emergency Administration Company additionally gives this complete dashboard.
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* The present case numbers and check positivity fee may not correlate with the metrics set for a particular tier because the county should spend no less than 4 consecutive weeks in a tier and meet the metrics for the following tier earlier than advancing, in response to the reopening plan. Extra data of the Metropolis and County of Honolulu’s reopening technique in addition to particulars of the restrictions of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier three and Tier four might be discovered at oneoahu.org
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