HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Dec. 30, 2020Posted on Dec 30, 2020 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest Department News, Newsroom
Department of Health:
108 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Statewide
108 additional coronavirus cases were reported today. This report includes cases up until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at noon each day at hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Dec. 28, 2020
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since
(including new cases)
|HI residents diagnosed outside of HI||2||358|
83 Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2020 – Hawai‘i-3, Maui-1, O‘ahu-78, Kaua’i‘-1
++As a result of updated information, two cases from Oahu were removed from the counts.
Department of Public Safety
Inmate and Staff Testing Continues
The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) reported 90 more inmate test results as part of surge testing efforts. Of that total, 37 were positive and 52 were negative. An additional 51 inmates have recovered, increasing the total recoveries to 226 and bringing active positive inmate cases down to 227. There are eight (8) inmates hospitalized. There were also five (5) new positive staff cases reported and three (3) staff cleared to return to work. Surge testing, with the assistance of DOH, the Hawai‘i National Guard and Project Vision Hawai‘i, will continue at HCF until there are no new positive cases at the facility.
All other facilities that experienced outbreaks have brought their COVID-19 count under control. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reports one (1) positive inmate at the facility. The Waiawa Correctional Facility (WCF) has zero active positive inmate cases. The last two (2) positive inmates were medically cleared today. The (1) hospitalized inmate has recovered from COVID-19 but will remain at the hospital until medically cleared to return to the 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:
12,669 Passengers Arrived on Tuesday
Yesterday, a total of 12,669 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total of 6,560 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 2,422 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.
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:
Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/
Email: [email protected]
Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII
COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Hawai‘i and FAQs:
COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):
Safe Travels Digital Platform:
Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics:
Rest, Test, Enjoy! Voluntary visitor post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/visitorposttest
Resident post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/residentposttest
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:
To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
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
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