HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Dec. 30, 2020

Posted on Dec 30, 2020 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

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

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

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 86 17,773
Hawai‘i 2 1,873
Maui 17 932
Kaua‘i 1 145
Moloka‘i 0 22
Lānaʻi 0 106
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 2 358
Total Cases 108 21,209++
Deaths    0 285

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.

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/

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

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

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

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

Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics:

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/ 

Kaua‘i County:
Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage: https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
To report violators: https://www.kauai.gov/KPD-Online-Reporting 

Rest, Test, Enjoy! Voluntary visitor post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/visitorposttest 

Resident post-travel test: https://www.kauai.gov/residentposttest

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

Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]

Media Contact:

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center

(808) 636-8194 

[email protected]