Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-27th COVID-19 Death Reported, August 4, 2020

Posted on Aug 4, 2020 in Latest News

27th Death from Coronavirus Reported 

Honolulu Man, 40-59 Years-Old is Latest COVID-19 Casualty 

(Honolulu) – The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. An investigation into his cause of death continues, and it is recorded as the 27th COVID-19 death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic.

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated, “We all extend our condolences to the family and friends of this man. Every death reminds us how very serious this disease is. Coronavirus can strike down anyone of any age. We can all protect each other and prevent more hospitalizations and deaths.”

DOH is reporting another day of triple digit coronavirus diagnosis. 144 cases today, with 139 on O‘ahu and five (5) on Hawai‘i Island. The headlines demonstrate that this is not the time for anyone in Hawai‘i to be letting their guard down: These are some examples of clusters that are under investigation:

  • 71 cases linked to a series of funeral events
  • 6 cases linked to a hot yoga class
  • 12 cases associated with a birthday party
  • Multiple household & other clusters associated with social interactions

The majority of new COVID-19 cases continue to be associated with community spread: 24 of today’s newly diagnosed cases and only two associated with travel, though the risk factor for 118 cases are still under investigation. 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Dan Dennison
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center
(808) 636-8194

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 4, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 139 2,221++
Hawai‘i 5 122
Maui 0 176
Kauai 0 47
Moloka‘i 0 2
Lana‘i 0 0
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 0 23
Total Cases 144 2,591
Deaths 1 27

++As a result of updated information, one (1) case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts.   

Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 1,814 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive Negative
130,712** 2,448 128,244

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **20 test results were inconclusive