Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on Oct 2, 2020 in COVID-19 News Releases

Department of Health: Three Additional Deaths and 87 New COVID-19 Cases Today 
Three (3) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. One man, who was 80 or older and had underlying conditions passed away in the hospital. Two women, both in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and with underlying conditions, had been in the hospital when they passed away. Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 142.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Oct. 2, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 70 11,365++
Hawai‘i 16 752
Maui 0 372
Kaua‘i 0 59
Moloka‘i 0 19
Lānaʻi 0 0
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 1 34
Total Cases 87 12,601 
Deaths    3 142

Hospitalization count as of 9/30/20 at 4:27 pm: 13-Hawai‘i, 0-Maui, 129-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i 

++As the result of updated information, one (1) case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts

7-Day Averages 

  Daily New Cases  

(change from previous day) 

% Lab Positive 

(change from previous day 

Statewide 105 (+2) 2.9% (+0.0)
O‘ahu 96 (+3) 3.9% (-0.1)
Hawai‘i 8 (+0.0)  1.5% (+0.0)
Kaua’i 0 (+0.0) 0.5% (+0.1)
Maui 0 (+0.0) 0.1% (-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 1,746 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory.

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive  Negative 
302,026** 12,601 289,398

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **27 test results were inconclusive.   

Hawaiicovid19.com

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: Mainland Couple Arrested 2nd Time for Quarantine Violation
Special Agents from the AG’s Investigations Division re-arrested 27-year-old Evan Dorsey and 30-year-old Angel Henri at Waikiki this afternoon. They face a second charge of violating the 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Agents say after his release yesterday Dorsey posted on social media his defiance of Hawai’i’s quarantine law. Security at the hotel, where the couple was supposed to be in quarantine, alerted Special Agents of their departure today, 10-minutes prior to their arrest. A witness told authorities that Dorsey created a second social media post showing him and Henri surfing at Kūhiō Beach. Bail was set at $2,000.

Department of Public Safety: Statewide Mass-Testing at All Facilities Underway, Limited Court Transports to Resume
On Monday, Oct. 5, the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) will resume transports to District, Family, and Circuit Court in a limited capacity. Remote hearings will also be accommodated to the extent possible and as legally permissible.

Meanwhile, staff testing at the Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) continues with the help of the Hawai‘i National Guard. There were no new positive cases among the 29 additional HCF staff test results received Friday. Fourteen (14) inmates also tested negative.

PSD’s Health Care Division is working with DOH to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 at all correctional facilities statewide. Of the 87 OCCC inmate results received, two (2) were positive and 85 were negative. There are currently no inmates hospitalized. The number of recovered inmates has increased to 310. Of 23 OCCC staff results received, one (1) was positive and 22 were negative. The number of staff recoveries jumped to 91. Information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19 can be found at: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

Department of Human Services: CARES Act Funding Available for Child Care Programs Statewide  
DHS and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) announced Friday that there is $15 million available in CARES funds to support licensed childcare programs across the state. It’s part of a new program called the Child Care Stimulus Grants Program, which provides regulated childcare providers or A+ providers in Hawaiʻi with extra funding to ensure they can reopen and continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program also wants to ensure that the childcare facilities are able to meet the additional health and safety measures set by DHS for reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Gov. Ige said, “I’m committed to using all the federal funding Hawai‘i has received in ways that benefit the people of our state. The Child Care Stimulus Grants Program fills a major need by ensuring the health and safety of our children and their families, which is the foundation for reopening our economy.”

DHS Director Cathy Betts said, “Since the beginning of this pandemic DHS recognized that childcare must be part of every conversation addressing essential workers and remains a critical part of reopening and supporting the local economy. Childcare providers are vital in giving children healthy and safe environments that promote early development while offering parents peace of mind during this extraordinarily challenging time.”

Allowable expenses under the program include staff salaries, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and other materials needed to care for children, rent, and mortgage payments. Grant applications are being accepted from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30, 2020 at:

www.HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org/CareGrants.

Helpful Resources  

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]

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center
(808) 636-8194
[email protected]

Krystal Kawabata
Information Specialist III
Hawai‘i Department of Defense
(808) 441-7000
[email protected]