HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST Feb. 2, 2021Posted on Feb 2, 2021 in COVID-19, COVID-19 News Releases, Latest Department News, Newsroom
Department of Health:
Daily Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates
The chart below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. A weekly summary with final vaccination numbers will be included each Wednesday.
64 New COVID-19 Cases Reported
DOH reports 64 new cases of coronavirus today. There were no additional deaths.
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 at noon each day at hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31, 2021
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since
(including new cases)
|HI residents diagnosed outside of HI||2||732|
Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 2/1/21 – Hawai‘i-2, Maui-15, O‘ahu-57, Kaua’i‘-0
State Lab Detects Additional COVID-19 Variants
DOH’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) continues to work in partnership with private sector laboratories to collect and examine specimens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. To date, they’ve found nine samples of the L452R variant and four specimens that exhibit a molecular clue associated with the UK B1.1.7, which indicates that the B1.1.7 variant may be present in Hawai‘i. Extra testing is being done to determine whether it’s the B1.1.7 variant. Testing should be completed later this week. The B1.1.7 variant is highly transmissible and has not previously been detected in Hawai‘i.
Of the nine L452R variants, one was from Maui, one from Kaua‘i, and seven from O‘ahu. Four individuals carrying the L452R variant had a history of travel to the mainland (three California, one Utah). The L452R mutation is considered to be “under investigation” by the CDC, and so far, hasn’t proven to be associated with increased transmissibility of COVID-19, and is not associated with vaccine failure or decreased effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
DOH is encouraging everyone to continue wearing masks, to physical distance, and to avoid large crowds to help slow the spread of all variants. They also encourage everyone to get a vaccine when they become eligible.
Department of Public Safety:
Inmate and Staff Testing Continues
The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) outbreak is under control. There was one (1) more inmate recovery bringing the total active positive inmate cases down to three (3). There was also one (1) staff recovery reported today. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:
Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
8,542 Passengers Arrive on Monday
Yesterday, a total of 8,542 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 4,347 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,109 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:
Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332
COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):
Safe Travels Digital Platform:
Trans-Pacific Passenger Arrivals Statistics:
Vaccine Information: https://www.kauai.gov/vaccine
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