HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST April 26, 2021

Posted on Apr 26, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/

70 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

DOH reports 70 new cases of coronavirus today.

This report includes cases up until Saturday 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. April 24, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 42 24,578
Hawai‘i 3 2,677
Maui 9 3,328
Kaua‘i 14 224
Moloka‘i 0 37
Lānaʻi 0 111
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 2 1,036
Total Cases 70 31,991++
Deaths    0 478

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m., April 23, 2021: Hawai‘i-4, Maui-13, O‘ahu-28, Kaua‘i-0

++As a result of updated information, three cases from Maui were removed from the counts.

Johnson & Johnson vaccinations resume

DOH will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Thursday, April 29 at a vaccination clinic at Windward Community College (WCC).  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be offered at WCC May 4, May 6, and May 11 from 8 am until 5 pm.

Additional opportunities to receive the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at locations around the state will be announced in the coming days and posted on the registration page at hawaiicovid19.com.

Use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was paused for 11 days while the U.S. government examined the risk of blood clots developing in people who received it.  The pause was lifted after determining the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19, the risk of blood clots is very low, and the benefits of being vaccinated far outweigh any risk.

“The pause and thorough safety review demonstrates the commitment we all share in ensuring vaccine safety,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We are excited Johnson & Johnson will again play an important role in the fight against COVID-19.”

Anyone on O‘ahu age 18 or older can register for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine: https://BHAmastervaccine.as.me/JandJatWindwardPOD. Appointments for vaccinations using the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines: hawaiicovid19.com.

Department of Public Safety:
Previous WCCC Inmate Result Confirmed False Positive, Statewide Testing Continues

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. There are no positive inmates at WCCC. The previously reported positive inmate result at the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) was confirmed, through follow up testing, to be a false positive.

The Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center (HCCC) reports three (3) negative inmate test results and four (4) negative staff test results. The facility is clear of active COVID-19 cases as the two (2) HCCC staff who were out due to COVID have recovered and were medically cleared to return to work. There were 30 negative inmate test results received for the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center, and two (2) negative inmate test result for the Maui Community Correctional Center. 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:

15,749 Passengers Arrive on Sunday

Yesterday, a total of 15,749 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 9,634 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 2,235 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:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

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:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332

COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):

https://hawaiicovid19.com/data-dashboard/

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/data/

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:
https://www.mauicounty.gov

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

Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/travel

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

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center:

All media inquiries should be directed to the appropriate State department