Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 26, 2020

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in Latest Department News

Department of Health:

Seventeen Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported

14 O‘ahu residents, one (1) Kaua‘i resident, and two (2) residents diagnosed out of state are the 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported today by DOH. 15 of the cases are adults and two (2) are pediatric cases. At least eight (8) of the O‘ahu cases are related to known cases.


Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, June 26, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 14 608 488
Hawai‘i 0 86 84
Maui 0 120 111
Kaua‘i 1 34 20
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 2 16
Unknown Residency 0 0
Total 17 866++
Total released from isolation   9 705
Deaths 0 17  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.  ++As a result of updated testing information, one case was

removed from counts


Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 1,296 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive Negative
74,301** 866 73,421

*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


Survey Shows an Alarming Decrease Among Residents Following Guidelines 

An increasing number of Hawai‘i residents no longer see COVID-19 as much of a threat as they did in the earlier stages of the pandemic, according to a follow-up survey commissioned by the DOH.

The number of people who view the virus as a “very serious” health concern has fallen from 73% to 54% in less than two months. The initial survey was conducted from April 17 to 23, and the follow-up survey was conducted from May 28 to June 7, 2020.


More alarming than the change in attitude, is its effect on prevention behaviors. While those who say they are social distancing “all of the time” has remained steady at 42%, the follow-up survey shows that fewer residents are following current recommendations “most of the time” or “part of the time.”

“It’s critically important for everyone to take COVID-19 seriously. We’ve seen a recent increase in cases. We cannot interpret the reopening of businesses, restaurants, parks and other places  as a license to let our guards down.  Indeed, it is more important now than ever to adhere to prevention measures we know work” said DOH Director Bruce Anderson. View the baseline survey results here. View more details from today’s release here.


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

1,722 Passengers Arrive on Thursday

Yesterday marked 13 weeks since the state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started for all passengers arriving in Hawaiʻi from out of state. Yesterday, a total of 1,722 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 504 visitors and 500 returning residents. There was a total of 21 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.



Crew 6 12 178 196
Transit 124 124
Military 228 228
Exempt 85 85
Relocate to Hawai‘i 11 2 72 85
Returning Resident 46 54 400 500
Visitor 51 40 413 504
GRAND TOTAL 114 108 1,500 0 1,722
Flights 3 2 16 0 21



Dan Dennison
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
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Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
Communications Office
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(808) 587-0396