HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST April 27, 2021

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

One COVID-19 Death Reported Involving Child

DOH has reported the death of a child between 0-10 years old. The boy, who had underlying conditions, was visiting the state with his parents, when he began to experience COVID-19 symptoms shortly after arriving on the islands. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. Both of his parents were fully vaccinated before making the trip to Hawaiʻi.

In a statement, Governor David Ige said, “While we mourn all victims of COVID-19, today’s announcement of the death of a child from this virus is especially heartbreaking. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this child. The state and counties will continue to make responsible decisions on COVID restrictions based on science, with the goal of protecting the health and safety of the people of Hawaiʻi.”

A total of 54 new COVID-19 cases were also reported statewide. This report includes cases up until Sunday 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.

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

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. April 25, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 37 24,615
Hawai‘i 5 2,682
Maui 8 3,335
Kaua‘i 2 223
Moloka‘i 0 37
Lānaʻi 0 111
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 2 1,038
Total Cases 54 32,041++
Deaths    1 479

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m., April 23, 2021: Hawai‘i-3, Maui-14, O‘ahu-28, Kaua‘i-0

++As a result of updated information, three cases on Kauaʻi and one case on Maui were removed from the counts.

Department of Public Safety:
Statewide Inmate Testing Continues

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. All facilities are clear of COVID-19 except the Maui Community Correctional Center which has only one (1) active positive inmate case remaining. There were 36 negative inmate test results received for the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center, 15 negative inmate results received for the Halawa Correctional Facility, eight (8) negative inmate test result for the Women’s Community Correctional Center, and two (2) negative inmate test results received for the Waiawa Correctional Facility. 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:

16,245 Passengers Arrive on Monday

Yesterday, a total of 16,245 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 9,086 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 3,242 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