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

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 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/

Records Review Reveals 59 Unreported COVID-19 Related Deaths

The data cleaning process resulted in a correction from yesterday’s report of 60 historic deaths from COVID-19, which occurred between August and December last year. A comprehensive review of Electronic Death Reporting System records show 49 additional deaths on O‘ahu, seven (7) on Hawai‘i island, and three (3) on Maui. All 59 deaths are included in today’s counts.

71 New COVID-19 Cases Reported & 59 Historic Deaths Added

DOH reports 71 new cases of coronavirus today. 59 deaths are also being reported today (see item above). 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 website at noon each day at hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 24, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 61 20,578
Hawai‘i 1 2,129
Maui 8 1,634
Kaua‘i 0 178
Moloka‘i 0 25
Lānaʻi 0 106
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 1 689
Total Cases 71 25,339++
Deaths    59 401

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 1/25/21 – Hawai‘i-1, Maui-15, O‘ahu-73, Kaua’i‘-0

++ As a result of updated information, seven (7) cases from O‘ahu were removed from the counts.

Department of Public Safety:

Inmate and Staff Testing Continues

The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) reported one (1) positive staff member based on external results, for a total of 12 active cases. HCF has a total of 10 active inmate cases and three (3) inmates hospitalized. O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reported 56 negative inmate results. The Women’s Community Correctional Center reported eight (8) negative inmate results. The Maui Community Correctional Center reported two (2) negative inmate results. The Kulani Correctional Facility reported one (1) negative inmate result. 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:

6,166 Passengers Arrive on Monday

Yesterday, a total of 6,166 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 2,737 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,104 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/

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:

Economic Impact Payment Debit Cards Arriving by Mail

DCCA wants to remind Hawai‘i residents that their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) may be arriving in the mail, and they’ll be in the form of a prepaid debit card instead of a paper check or direct deposit. Earlier this month the U.S. government began issuing approximately eight million EIPs by prepaid cards, and because it’s different this time around, they want to make sure people don’t accidentally throw it away.

It’s also important to note that in order to activate the card, you need to provide private information such as a Social Security number, which may make those unaware of the new system, skeptical.

Executive Director of the Office of Consumer Protection in the DCCA, Stephen Levins, said, “While consumers should always be vigilant before providing personal information to anyone offering or sending unexpected money in the mail or email, consumers can rest assured that these debit cards are not a scam. In order to fully protect themselves, recipients should only call the number listed in the IRS instructions and refrain from divulging any information to anyone else.”

The card will have the words “VISA” and “DEBIT” on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank, N.A., shown on the back (view example below). The envelope will also display the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury seal.

To view more on EIP cards: https://cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/economic-impact-payment-cards/

https://cca.hawaii.gov/blog/news-release-legitimacy-of-economic-impact-payment-debit-cards-arriving-by-mail/

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/

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

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

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]