Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, June 29, 2020

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 in Latest Department News

Department of Health:
COVID-19 Case Count Reaches 900
With two (2) additional O‘ahu cases today, 27 on Sunday, and six (6) on Saturday, Hawai‘i has a total of 900 coronavirus cases since reporting began in late February. Both of the new cases today are associated with a known case and both adults are in isolation.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, June 29, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 2 638 505
Hawai‘i 0 87 84
Maui 0 120 111
Kaua‘i 0 37 20
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 16
Unknown Residency 0 0
Total 2 900
Total released from isolation   722
Deaths 0 18  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.  

Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 3,433 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive Negative
77,743** 898 76,829

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **16 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

Fake ADA Mask Exemption Card Warning
You may have seen a “Face Mask Exempt Card” circulating on social media. The Hawai‘i Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board wants to let everyone know that the card is fake.

DOH wants to let everyone know that the card is fake. It notes the holder is exempt from wearing a mask because it poses a mental or physical risk. It also states, that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the holder isn’t required to disclose what type of condition they have. DOH is urging people not to rely on information contained in these social media postings and to visit ADA.gov for accurate information.


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:
Hawai‘i Visitor Statistics Released for May 2020
In May 2020, visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands decreased 98.9-percent compared to a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary statistics released Monday by HTA. A total of 9,116 visitors traveled to Hawai‘i by air service last month compared to 841,376 total visitors (by air and cruise ships) during the same period a year ago.

1,633 Passengers Arrive on Sunday
Yesterday, a total of 1,633 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 461 visitors and 501 returning residents. There was a total of 20 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 12 167 185
Transit 117 117
Military 165 165
Exempt 113 113
Relocate to Hawai‘i 7 5 79 91
Returning Resident 24 26 451 501
Visitor 56 18 387 461
GRAND TOTAL 93 61 1,479 0 1,633
Flights 2 2 16 0 20




Dan Dennison
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
[email protected]