Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 15, 2020Posted on Jul 15, 2020 in Latest Department News
Department of Health:
29 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases
The majority of new coronavirus cases reported by DOH today are associated with community-spread. Of the 29 cases, 27 are on O‘ahu and two (2) are on Hawai‘i Island. All but two of the cases involve adults. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1,292. As of July 14 at 4:30 p.m., there were 31 people hospitalized for COVID-19.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 15, 2020
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since
(including new cases)
|Total Released from Isolation*|
|Residents Diagnosed outside HI||0||21|
|Total released from isolation||951|
* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. ++As a result of updated information one case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts.
Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 1,830 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting
|Total Number of Individuals Tested
by Clinical and State Laboratories
*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **14 test results were inconclusive
For more tables, charts and visualizations visit the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division:https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii
$11.8 Million Grant to Improve Children’s Mental Health Services
The DOH Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) has been awarded a competitive $11.8 million system of care expansion grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The four-year grant will begin funding services in August 2020.
The grant will focus on enhancing services for approximately 2,400 youth (ages 3-21) with serious emotional disturbance per year statewide. “Now more than ever, it is important for us to work collaboratively with our child-serving partners to protect and improve children’s mental health,” said CAMHD Acting Administrator, Dr. Scott Shimabukuro. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic and other societal stressors will have lasting impacts on the wellness of our children and families. These funds offer the opportunity to use cutting-edge strategies to address this growing crisis in our state.” For more information on CAMHD, visit health.hawaii.gov/camhd
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:
2,307 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday
Yesterday, a total of 2,307 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 523 visitors and 928 returning residents. There was a total of 26 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.
AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020
|Relocate to Hawai‘i||22||2||88||25||137|
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources