Maui Coronavirus Updates

Jan. 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 171 New Cases (92 O‘ahu, 47 Maui, 20 Hawai‘i Island, 2 Kauaʻi, 10 Out-of-State)

January 2, 2021, 1:32 PM HST
* Updated January 2, 7:42 PM
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There were 171 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 92 on O‘ahu, 47 on Maui, 20 on Hawaiʻi Island, two in Kauaʻi and 10 in Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Although Maui’s count was 47, the state Department of Health has newly categorized 60 cases since yesterday’s report, matching them to specific area codes. This includes: 31 cases in Kahului, 10 in Wailuku, seven in Kīhei, four in Lahaina, three each in Haʻikū and Kula, and two in Makawao.

There are about 70 outstanding cases on the island of Maui that have not been attributed to a specific zip code in DOH mapping.

The cluster at the Harbor Lights condominium complex in Kahului included: 10 cases on Monday during an initial assessment, and on Dec. 31, the Mayor said 30 plus cases had been identified. We are awaiting word from state and county officials to determine how many total cases are linked to the cluster and if any of today’s count are linked. Testing was conducted at the complex on New Year’s Eve.

The state Department of Health reports that there is now 12 individuals hospitalized in Maui County with COVID-19, according to updated counts from the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency

Note: The state Department of Health count reflected only one new hospitalization for Maui County in today’s reports.

There are 9 ICU beds being used in Maui County at this time (out of 31 currently available). One ICU bed is being used by a COVID-19 patient. One ventilator (out of 38 available) is being used in Maui County, by a non-COVID-19 patient. 

Of the 1,159 cases documented in Maui County over the course of the pandemic, Kahului has outpaced Lahaina with the most current infections on island over the past two weeks. Kahului has had 69 cases over the past 14 days; and Lahaina has had 60 cases over the same period.

Kahului darkened to the high rate of infection category on Jan. 2, 2021, which is defined as locations with anywhere from 51 to 200 cases reported over 14 days. . Lahaina darkened to the high rate of infection category on Dec. 15. The two zip codes are the only locations in the county that fall into that category.

Kīhei has a medium range (11-50 cases) of infections with 43 cases reported over the last 14 days.  Wailuku was added to the medium infection range list on Dec. 11 with 42 cases tallied over the last two weeks.

Makawao climbed back into the medium range Jan. 1, but dropped to 10 cases or fewer on Jan. 2, 2021.

After a brief appearance in the mid range category on Dec. 18 and 20, Kula dipped below 10 recent cases on Dec. 21. It is one of four areas in Maui County (the others are Spreckelsville, Haʻikū and Makawao) currently listed with lower infections of 1-10 over a two week period. 

Areas with no cases over the last 14 days include: Hāna, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi. Haʻikū was removed from the active list on Dec. 28 and then added back to the list on Dec. 30. 

The new cases today bring the cumulative total of cases to 21,807 statewide, reported since Feb. 28, 2020.

Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths remained unchanged at 289 with no new deaths reported today.

The cumulative total of cases in Maui County is 1,159 cases over the course of the pandemic.  To date, there have been 22 cases on the island Molokaʻi and 106 on Lāna‘i and 1031 on Maui.

*As a result of updated information, two cases on Maui were removed from the counts.

Of the 1,159 cases documented in Maui County over the course of the pandemic, Lahaina had the most cases (219), followed by Kīhei (200), Kahului (202), Lānaʻi (106),Wailuku (153), Makawao (74); Haʻikū (43), Kula (38), Spreckelsville (31), Molokaʻi (22) and Hāna (1-10).

Cases by island include:

  • Hawaiʻi County: 1920 (20 new; 130 within last 14 days; 88 required hospitalization; and 45 deaths)
  • Honolulu County: 18190 (92 new; 1322 within last 14 days; 1300 required hospitalization; 224 deaths)
  • Kauaʻi County: 148 (two new; 11 within last 14 days; seven required hospitalization; one death)
  • Maui Island: 1031 (47 new; 273 within last 14 days; 75 required hospitalization; 17 deaths)
  • Molokaʻi: 22 (0 new; 0 within last 14 days; one required hospitalization; 0 deaths)
  • Lāna‘i: 106 (0 new; 0 within last 14 days; 5 required hospitalization; 0 deaths)
  • Pending: 0
  • Residents diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi: 390 (10 new; no data is available for cases within last 14 days; three required hospitalization; and two deaths)

**The state Department of Health says “using cases reported in the past 14 days provides a rough approximation of the number of cases currently meeting criteria for isolation. This proxy number for “active cases” resolves classification issues for cases unable to be reached or who are out of jurisdiction, for whom precise release from isolation date may not be possible to determine. It is also not influenced by lags in data entry.”

To date, there have been 289 COVID-19 related deaths in Hawaiʻi including: 224 on Oʻahu, 17 in Maui County (all on the island of Maui, two additional deaths were accounted for by the county and previous state records, but there is now a discrepancy in the latest DOH tally), 45 on Hawaiʻi Island, one on Kauaʻi and two deaths in residents diagnosed while out-of-state including one of an elderly Kaua‘i resident who died out of state, in Arizona, and another involving a male between the ages of 60-69 years old with underlying medical conditions who had been incarcerated out of state and died at a hospital.

Scroll down for a list of prior COVID-19 related deaths.

In Maui County, cases with onset in the last 14 days have been in all areas of Maui except the islands of Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i; and Hāna on Maui.

Kahului was added back to the active map on Oct. 30. Makawao was added back to the active map on Nov. 4.  Lahaina was added back to the active map on Nov. 11. Kula was added back to the active map on Nov. 16. The East Maui town of Hāna was added back to the active map on Nov. 19. The DOH reports that the number of cases in the zip code reported over the course of the pandemic ranges from (1-10).  Moloka‘i was added back to the active map on Nov. 30. Haʻikū was added back to the active map on Dec. 5 and removed on Dec. 28; and Spreckelsville was added back to the active map on Dec. 11.

As of Nov. 21, Lāna‘i’s case load lightened to 0 cases reported within the last 14 days, out of a total 106 reported over the course of the pandemic. On Lānaʻi, 105 of the 106 total infections are associated with the recent outbreak, first reported on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Large social gatherings and household transmission have been identified as the main drivers of this outbreak. A safer-at-home order concluded on Nov. 30, 2020, and the island returned to an act-with-care status as of Dec. 1, 2020. Fewer travel restrictions in place, although travelers to Lānaʻi need to have a negative COVID test result 72 hours prior to departure to avoid quarantine. Lānaʻi residents do not need to test or quarantine for intra-county travel

The East Maui town of Hāna dropped off the active list on Dec. 3, with no new active cases since then.

The state Department of Health counts visitors that are diagnosed here – they don’t count visitors that were diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi.  For residents, the DOH counts both: those that are diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi are counted under the category, “Residents diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi.”

The volunteer post-arrival testing is for both returning residents and visitors. For this testing, the county asks people to test about 72 hours after arrival as a secondary or “sandwich” test to their pre-arrival testing. As of Dec. 29, there were over 11,535 individuals participating in voluntary testing programs in Maui County. So far, (since Oct. 18) there have been about 185 positive cases.

For the period between Dec. 21 and 27, Approximately 78 percent of the positives have been from community exposure that are not travel related; 11 percent were visitors; and 11 percent were residents who had a travel history.

QUARANTINE UPDATES:

Maui Mayor Request for Reduction in Gathering Size from 10 to 5 is APPROVED

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino received approval for a change in gathering size from 10 people down to 5 people, in order to keep gatherings smaller.  The rules also include the following:

  • Limiting bar and restaurant occupancy to no more than 30 percent of allowed interior occupancy; and
  • Requiring bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m.

The rules went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2021 and remain in effect for two weeks before a reassessment takes place in mid-January.

Gov. Ige Signs 17th COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation, Reducing Quarantine From 14 to 10 Days

Governor David Ige signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy takes effect tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 12:01 a.m.  The change is based on updated recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Health in December.

Hawai‘i’s New Tightened Restrictions on Trans-Pacific and International Travel Starts

Governor David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all transpacific travelers to have a negative test result from a trusted travel partner before their departure for the State of Hawai‘i, in order to bypass the state’s quarantine. The new policy took effect on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as COVID cases surged on the mainland.

The policy change means that test results will not be accepted once a traveler arrives in Hawai‘i. Travelers who did not have a negative test result prior to departing for Hawai‘i, must self-quarantine for 14 days, without exception.

Post-arrival testing and results will also not be accepted once a traveler has arrived in the State of Hawai‘i. This policy change applies to domestic transpacific flights and flights from international locations in which pre-travel testing programs are in place. It does not apply to inter-county travelers.

State Adds “Trusted Partners” for Domestic Trans-Pacific, Inter-County Pre-Travel Testing Program

The State of Hawai‘i has added 11 new trusted partners for its domestic trans-Pacific pre-travel testing program; and two new trusted testing partners to its inter-county program for passengers arriving in Kaua’i and Maui Counties. The state will accept COVID-19 test results from the new partners starting Nov. 17.  Partners were selected based on their ability to administer the test and expand the testing network, with the goal of making it easier to safely travel to Hawai‘i.

Inter-county passengers arriving in Kauaʻi and Maui counties may bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from the certified CLIA lab of a trusted testing and travel partner no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and receive a negative result.

Travelers register on and upload their test results to the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi account and inter-county travelers must have the test result with them upon arrival so airport screeners can review the result.

Maui Moves Forward with Pre-Travel Testing Program; and Post-Arrival Voluntary Test

Maui County joined in the state’s pre-travel testing program as planned on Oct. 15; and also launched its own voluntary secondary test for arriving trans-Pacific Travelers in Maui County.

Mayor Victorino received approval for extending the pre-travel testing option to interisland travelers to avoid the state’s quarantine between counties; AND received approval to refrain from imposing a pre-travel test requirement for individuals not subject to quarantine who are traveling solely between Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.

County of Maui Emergency Health Rules

Travelers arriving in Maui County must follow the County of Maui Emergency Health Rules including:

  • Indoor and outdoor social gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people.
  • Face masks must be worn in all public spaces unless exercising or dealing with a medical condition.
  • All people should maintain a minimum of six feet physical distancing from people outside of their household
  • Anyone who is sick should stay home or at their place of lodging
  • County parks and beach parks are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with outdoor county courts open until 8 p.m.
  • No tents or structures larger than six feet are allowed.
  • Grilling also is not allowed at county parks and beach parks.

Updated Medical Exemption Approved for Maui County

The Governor has signed and approved Maui County’s updated Public Health Emergency Rules to allow Maui County residents traveling for medical appointments to be exempt from quarantine and not have to take a pre-departure test.  The medical exemption is only for same day or overnight travel.

Travelers do not need to apply for a quarantine exemption, but must present their flight itinerary and doctor’s letter with date of appointment to screeners on arrival.  If the medical traveler needs a travel companion, this person must be specifically named in the doctor’s letter.  This exemption does not apply to any non-medical related purposes.

Gov. Ige Approves Kaua‘i “Resort Bubble” Post-Travel Testing Program

Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to implement a pre- and post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in “resort bubble” hotels, effective Jan. 5th.  Travelers who participate in this program will be able to enjoy resort amenities and visit the pool for the first three days of their vacations, until they are eligible to take their post-travel test.  Mayor Kawakami said that once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they can enjoy all that Kaua‘i has to offer. The new rule applies to visitors who stay in one of six approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine “resort bubble” properties.

Mayor Kawakami also sent a request to the governor seeking to rescind the county’s moratorium on the Safe Travels program for inter-island travel. The Honolulu-Star Advertiser reports that the amendment was approved.  Under the change, inter-island travelers would once again be allowed to participate in the state’s Safe Travels program and be exempt from the 10-day travel quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before inter-island travel.  Kauai had previously opted out of the Safe Travels program for all travelers on Dec. 2.

Limited Reopening on O‘ahu: Honolulu in Tier 2 of Reopening Plan  

Honolulu is under a limited reopening phase.  On Thursday, Oct. 22, O‘ahu moved to Tier 2 of the four-tiered reopening strategy.  If O‘ahu’s number of cases go above 100, two weeks in a row, the island would go back to Tier 1.

PREVIOUS CASE COUNTS:

COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS IN HAWAI‘I: (Currently stands at 289)

  • (Jan. 1) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased by one to 289 with a new death reported today on Oʻahu.
  • (Dec. 31) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased by three to 288 with new deaths reported today on O‘ahu (2) and Hawai‘i Island (1).
  • (Dec. 23) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 285 with three new deaths reported today on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 20) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 282 with one new death reported today on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 18) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 281 with one new death reported today on the island of O‘ahu. The latest case involves a female between the ages of 60-69 years old, who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized at the time of her death.
  • (Dec. 17) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 280 with two new deaths reported today–one on the island of O‘ahu, and the other on Hawai‘i Island. The latest case involves a female between the ages of 60-69 years old, who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized at the time of her death.
  • (Dec. 16) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 278 with four new deaths reported today on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 13) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 274 with three new deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 12) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 271 with two new deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 11) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 269 with one new death reported today on O‘ahu. The latest passing is a man, 50-59-years old, who died at home. He had underlying health conditions.
  • (Dec. 10) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 268 with two new deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 9) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 266 with four new deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 6) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 262 with one new death reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 5) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 261 with two deaths on Hawai‘i Island and three new deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Dec. 4) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 256 with seven new deaths reported today on Hawai‘i Island and three new deaths on O‘ahu.  Seven deaths at a Hawai‘i island long-term care facility, which experienced a COVID-19 outbreak in October, have now been classified by DOH as coronavirus related, as a result of updated information. The deaths include three women and four men, all who had underlying health conditions and ranged in age from 60 to 80+ years old. Three additional deaths were reported from O‘ahu today, also occurring more than two-weeks ago. All were men, ranging in age from 30 to 80+ years old. All had underlying health conditions and two of the men had been in the hospital.
  • (Dec. 3) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 246 with two new deaths reported today on O‘ahu. A woman, 80-years-old or older, had been hospitalized with underlying conditions. A man, in the 70-79-year-old age group, had also been in the hospital and had underlying conditions.
  • (Nov. 29) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by four to 244 with two new deaths reported today on O‘ahu, and two new deaths on Hawaiʻi Island.
  • (Nov. 27) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 240 with three news deaths reported today on O‘ahu. All were from Honolulu, had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized. Two were male, one between the age of 60-69 years old and the other between 70-79 years old. The other was female, between the age of 70-79 years old.
  • (Nov. 26) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 237 with two news deaths reported today on O‘ahu.
  • (Nov. 25) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 235 with two news deaths reported today–one on O‘ahu and the other on Kaua‘i, marking the island’s first COVID-19 death. Both involved males who had underlying conditions. The first was a man from Honolulu, between 70 to 79 years old. The other was over 80 years old, from Kaua‘i.
  • (Nov. 22) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 233 with two new deaths reported today, both on the island of O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Nov. 21) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 231 with seven new deaths reported today, all on the island of O‘ahu. Details surrounding the deaths and when they occurred have not yet been released by the state Department of Health.
  • (Nov. 20) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by one to 224 with one new death reported today in a Hawai‘i’ resident diagnosed out-of-state. The death involved a male between the ages of 60-69 years
    old with underlying medical conditions who had been incarcerated out of state and died at a hospital.
  • (Nov. 18) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by one to 223 with one new death reported today on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Details are pending release.
  • (Nov. 10) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 222 with one additional death reported today on the island of O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Nov. 8) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 221 with one additional death reported today on the island of O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Nov. 7) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 220 with one additional death reported today on the island of O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Nov. 3) The state COVID-19 dashboard updated Maui’s death toll to 19, but kept the statewide toll unchanged at 219.  The two additional deaths in Maui County were explained by Mayor Michael Victorino during a press briefing on Nov. 2, 2020.
  • (Oct. 31) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 219 with an additional death reported today on Maui, and two deaths on Oʻahu.  Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 30) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 216 with an additional death reported today on Hawai‘i Island. A Hawai‘i island man, in the 70-79 year-old age group had underlying conditions and was in the hospital.
  • (Oct. 29) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 215 with two additional deaths reported today on the island of O‘ahu. Both were men with underlying conditions and both had been hospitalized. One man was between 50-59 years old and the other was older than 80.
  • (Oct. 28) The state’s death toll was adjusted downward to 213.  **As a result of updated information, two previously reported deaths were determined to not be related to COVID-19 and were removed from the counts (1 from Lānaʻi, and 1 from Maui).
  • (Oct. 27) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to at 215, with two new deaths reported today on Hawai‘i Island and one death on O‘ahu. The first involved a male on O‘ahu, between 70-79 years old. The others were on Hawai‘i Island, both males, between 60-69 years old, and over the age of 80. All had underlying conditions and were hospitalized at the time of their death.
  • (Oct. 24) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by three to 212, with three new deaths reported on the island of O‘ahu.  Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 23) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by three to 209, with three new deaths reported on the island of O‘ahu. All three were on O‘ahu. Two deaths involved males, 80+ years old, who were hospitalized with underlying medical conditions. The third death was a female, 80+ years old, who was also hospitalized with underlying medical conditions.
  • (Oct. 22) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by three to 206, with three new deaths reported on the island of O‘ahu.  All three involved males between 70-79 years old, who had underlying conditions and were hospitalized on Oʻahu at the time of their death..
  • (Oct. 21) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by 14 to 203, with four new deaths reported on the island of O‘ahu and 10 on Hawai‘i Island. Ten of those deaths have been reported as the result of updated information received on nursing homes in Hawai‘i County. The death of those dates range from mid-September to early October, and three of those individuals had been hospitalized at the time of their death. The four more recent deaths involved O‘ahu residents. The Hawai‘i Island cases include eight men, and two women, all 70 to 80 years or older who were nursing home residents. The O‘ahu cases involved one man and three women, all 80 years or older who had underlying conditions.  The man was a community care home resident and the women are all hospitalized.
  • (Oct. 20) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased by two to 189, with both new deaths reported on the island of O‘ahu.  Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 18) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 187, with one new death on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 17) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 186, with one new death on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 16) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 185, with one new death on O‘ahu.  Details are pending release. It involved a woman from O‘ahu over the age of 80, who had an underlying condition and was hospitalized at the time of her death.
  • (Oct. 15) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 184, with one new death on O‘ahu. It involved a man from O‘ahu over the age of 80, who had an underlying condition and was hospitalized at the time of his death.
  • (Oct. 14) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 183, with 10 new deaths. This includes five deaths on Maui,three on Hawai‘i Island and two on O‘ahu.  Seven of the deaths occurred between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30, 2020 and are now reported as a result of updated information received on their cause of death. The other three deaths, one on Hawai‘i Island and two on Oahu are recent, as of Oct. 1. The Maui deaths included three men (one between 60 and 69 years old and two above the age of 80) and two women over the age of 80. All had underlying health conditions. One of the women died at a nursing home and the other Maui patients were hospitalized.
  • (Oct. 13) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 173, with four new deaths. Three were on Honolulu. One involved a male between 60 to 69 years old, one male over the age of 80, and a female between 70 to 79 years old. The fourth death was on Maui and involved a female between 50 to 59 years old. She passed away in August, but it’s now being reported as a COVID-19 death as a result of updated information. All four had underlying conditions and were hospitalized at the time of their death.
  • (Oct. 11) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 169, with one new death reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 10) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 168, with two new deaths reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 9) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 166, with two new deaths reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 8) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 164, with one new deaths reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. The latest case involved a female, between 50-59 years old who had underlying conditions and was hospitalized at the time of her death.
  • (Oct. 7) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 163, with three new deaths reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. All three were men with underlying conditions and all had been in the hospital. Two were 70-79 years-old and the third was 60-69 yrs. old.
  • (Oct. 6) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 160, with three new deaths reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. All three women were women who had underlying conditions. Two were 80+ years-old and both died at home. The third woman was 60-69 yrs. of age and died in the hospital.
  • (Oct. 5) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 157, with one new death reported since yesterday on O‘ahu. The case involved an O‘ahu woman who was older than 80-years-old and had underlying conditions.  The state Department of Health reports the woman had been in the hospital.
  • (Oct. 4) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 156, with three deaths reported in Maui County. The three deaths occurred between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, 2020 and were recently validated and classified as those records became available. All three deaths include individuals with underlying conditions who were hospitalized.  The individuals were a man between 60 and 69 years old, and two women–one between 50 and 69 years old and one who was 80 years or older.
  • (Oct. 3) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 153, with 11 new deaths reported since yesterday on the island of O‘ahu. Details are available here.
  • (Oct. 2) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 142, with three new deaths reported since yesterday on the island of O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Oct. 1) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 139, with three new deaths reported since yesterday on the island of O‘ahu. Two men, both with underlying conditions passed away in the hospital. One was 70 to 79-years old and the other was 60 to 69-years old. A woman, in the 80 to 89-year-old age group, also had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital when she passed away.
  • (Sept. 30) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 136, with two new deaths reported since yesterday on the island of O‘ahu. One is a man, in the 20 to 29-year-old age group, who had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. The other death is a woman, in the 70 to 79-year-old age category, with underlying health conditions and passed away in the hospital.
  • (Sept. 29) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 134, with two new deaths reported since yesterday on the island of O‘ahu. One is a man, in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, who had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. The other death is a woman, in the 50 to 59-year-old age category, with no known underlying health conditions. She too had been hospitalized. Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 134.
  • (Sept. 27) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 132 with one new death on O‘ahu confirmed by the state Department of Health. Details are pending release. This was an O‘ahu woman, older than 80, who had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized.
  • (Sept. 26) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 131 with four new deaths on O‘ahu confirmed by the state Department of Health. A man, between 50 and 59-years-old had been hospitalized with no underlying conditions. Another man, 80 or older did have underlying conditions and was also hospitalized. Two women, both had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital.  One was 70 to 79-years old and the other was 60 to 69-years-old.
  • (Sept. 25) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 127 with three new deaths on O‘ahu confirmed by the state Department of Health. All three people had underlying health conditions, and all had been in the hospital. One was a man in the 60-69-year-old age group. Two women also passed away; one in the 50-59-year old age group and the other in the 60-69-year-old age group.
  • (Sept. 24) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 124 with two new deaths on O‘ahu confirmed by the state Department of Health. Both were males and one was between 50-59 years-old, the other was between 60-69 years-old. Both had underlying conditions and passed away while hospitalized.
  • (Sept. 23) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 122 with two new deaths on O‘ahu confirmed by the state Department of Health. A man, 80-years-old or older, passed away while hospitalized. Both he and a woman in the 70 to 79-year old age group had underlying health conditions. She passed away at home.
  • (Sept. 18) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 120 as the state confirmed 12 deaths on Hawaiʻi Island and one on O‘ahu. The state Department of health had previously accounted for only three deaths at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island; but today, officials confirmed 12 more deaths among residents of the facility.  These deaths include 11 men and one woman, all in the 70 to 80-year-old age group and with underlying health conditions.  Ten of the residents passed away at the home and two others were hospitalized.
  • (Sept. 17) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 107 with the passing of four more O‘ahu residents. Three women and one man, all from O‘ahu, all with underlying health conditions and who had been in the hospital, are the latest Hawai‘i residents to pass away from coronavirus. Two of the women were in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, and the third was in the 80 to 89-years-old group. The man was in the 60 to 69-year-old age group.
  • (Sept. 16) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 103 with the passing of three more O‘ahu residents. Two men and one woman, all from O‘ahu, all with underlying health conditions, and all in the 70 to 79-year-old age group are the latest to pass away from coronavirus. All three had been in the hospital.
  • (Sept. 15) An O‘ahu man, with underlying health conditions who had been hospitalized, becomes the 100th person to die from coronavirus-associated illness since the pandemic began in late February. He was in the 60 to 69-year-old age group.
  • (Sept. 13) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 99 with the passing of two more O‘ahu residents.  Details are pending release.
  • (Sept. 12) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 97 with the passing of one more O‘ahu residents.  Details are pending release.
  • (Sept. 11) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 96 with the passing of two more O‘ahu residents. One man and one woman from O‘ahu are the latest people to pass away from coronavirus. The man, in the 70 to 79-year-old age group had no known underlying health conditions and died at home. The woman was in the 40 to 49-year-old age group, did have underlying health conditions and also died at home.
  • (Sept. 10) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll also rises to 94 with the passing of three more O‘ahu residents.  The deaths include two men and one woman, all three of whom had underlying medical conditions and had been hospitalized. One man was in the 70 to 79-year-old age group and the other was in the 50 to 59-year-old age group. The woman was also in that age group.
  • (Sept. 9) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll also rises to 91 with the passing of three more O‘ahu residents.  All three were men who had underlying medical conditions. Two were in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and the third was in the 70 to 79-year-old age group.
  • (Sept. 8) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 88 with the passing of two more residents–one O‘ahu resident, a man in the 60 to 69-year-old age group; and a woman on Maui, older than 80. Both had been hospitalized, and one was a nursing home resident.
  • (Sept. 7) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll also rises to 86 with the passing of one more resident on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Sept. 6). Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll also rises to 85 with the passing of one more resident on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Sept. 5) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll also rises to 84 with the passing of three more residents on the island of O‘ahu.
  • (Sept. 4) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 81 with the passing of two more residents. Details are pending release.
  • (Sept. 3) Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 79 with the passing of four more O‘ahu residents, two men and two women. All had underlying health conditions. One of the men and one of the women were older than 80. Another man was in the 60 to 69-year-old age group, and the other woman was in the 70 to 79-year old age group.
  • (Sept. 2) There was one death linked to COVID-19 in Hawai‘i today on O‘ahu, bringing the state total since the pandemic began to 75.
  • (Sept. 1) There were four deaths linked to COVID-19 in Hawai‘i today, including three fatalities on O‘ahu and one on Hawai‘i Island, bringing the state total since the pandemic began to 74. Two (2) O‘ahu men, an O‘ahu woman, and a Hawai‘i island man are the latest people to pass away as a result of coronavirus. All had underlying medical conditions. The three O‘ahu individuals had been hospitalized and the Hawai‘i island man was in the Veteran’s Home. The woman and one O‘ahu man were in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, and the other two men were 80-years-old or older.
  • (Aug. 31) There were seven deaths linked to COVID-19 in Hawai‘i today, marking the deadliest day for the state since the pandemic began.  The fatalities included five on O‘ahu and two on Hawai‘i Island, bringing the state total since the pandemic began to 70.  On O‘ahu, four men, with underlying health conditions, were hospitalized before passing away. Two were older than 80, another was in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, and the third in the 60 to 69-year old group. A woman on O‘ahu, with underlying conditions was in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and was also hospitalized when she passed away. On Hawai‘i island two men, both residents of the State Veteran’s Home, and both older than 80 passed away.
  • (Aug. 30) There was one death on Sunday linked to COVID-19 on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Aug. 29) There were three deaths linked to COVID-19 on O‘ahu. Details are pending release.
  • (Aug. 28) There were also four more deaths linked to COVID-19, bringing the state total since the pandemic began to 59. The deaths include three on O‘ahu and one on Maui. A woman on Maui, older than 80, hospitalized and with underlying health conditions was Maui’s single reported fatality today. To date, there have been eight COVID-19 fatalities in Maui County.  On O‘ahu, two men, both with underlying medical conditions and both of whom had been hospitalized, passed. One was 70 to 79 years-old and the other was older than 80. A woman, from O‘ahu, between 70 to 79 years-old, hospitalized with underlying conditions, was the third victim on the island in today’s report.
    (Aug. 27) There were four more O‘ahu deaths linked to COVID-19, bringing the state total since the pandemic began to 55.
  • (Aug. 26) Hawai‘i’s coronavirus death toll reached 51, with the Department of Health reporting two additional deaths. Both are O‘ahu men who were in the hospital and had underlying health conditions. One of the men was in the 50 to 59-year-old age group, and the other was in the 60 to 69-year-old group.
  • (Aug. 24) The state Department of Health reports that there were two additional COVID-19 related deaths on the island of O‘ahu, bringing the total over the course of the pandemic to 49.  The victims are two O‘ahu residents, one man and one woman, both over 80-years old, and both with underlying medical conditions.
  • (Aug. 22) The state Department of Health reports that an O‘ahu resident is the state’s 47th COVID-19 death. Lt. Governor Josh Green said the death involved a 36-year-old man who was a frontline worker.
  • (Aug. 21) The state Department of Health reports that an O‘ahu resident is the state’s 46th COVID-19 death. Details are pending release.
  • (Aug. 20) An O‘ahu man, older than 60-years-old and the Lānaʻi man, 40-59 years old raise Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll to 45. The O‘ahu victim had an underlying health condition, was hospitalized and passed away on Aug. 15. The Lānaʻi man had underlying health conditions and had been hospitalized on Maui. State officials say his death is believed to be travel related.
    (Aug. 19) Two elderly O‘ahu residents (a man and woman) are the state’s 42nd and 43rd COVID-19 death.
  • (Aug. 18) An O‘ahu man, 40-59 years-old, with underlying health conditions is the 41st COVID-19 death since the start of the pandemic.
  • (Aug. 13) Two O‘ahu men, both over 60-years-old are the latest COVID-19 related deaths in Hawai‘i.
  • (Aug. 12) There were four deaths reported on Aug. 12. The deaths of two of the men, both over 60-years-old, were made public on Aug. 11, but included in case counts for Aug. 12. The other two deaths are men 40-59 years old, at least one of whom had underlying health conditions. Investigations into all of the deaths are ongoing.
  • (Aug. 10) Three new COVID-19 related deaths were reported. According to data compiled by the state Department of Health, all are on the island of O‘ahu. The department also reports the 32nd, 33rd and 34th COVID-19 deaths. One is an elderly O‘ahu female, and the two others are elderly O‘ahu men, one who had underlying health conditions. The deaths continue to be under investigation.
  • (Aug.7) An O‘ahu man, older than 60, who passed away on Aug. 7. His death is being recorded as the 31st since the pandemic began.
  • (Aug. 6) *Case removed from count.  An elderly female, with underlying medical conditions, had been a resident at a Pearl City nursing home, but then was hospitalized. (This case has since been removed from the tally. Her attending physician assessed she likely died from an underlying condition).
  • (Aug. 6) An elderly man, also with underlying health issues, was also in the hospital when he died.
  • (July 27) A Honolulu man with underlying medical conditions has died.  Department of Health officials say the man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and had tested positive for COVID-19. 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.
  • (July 23) State officials extended condolences to the family and friends of the 26th person to succumb to coronavirus, an elderly O‘ahu woman. Her death was reported to DOH late Wednesday, July 22 and was included in the July 23rd recap.
  • (July 22) An Oʻahu man, between 40-59 years-of-age was the state’s 25th COVID-19 related death. The death was reported late Tuesday, June 21. This was the fourth COVID-19 death in this age group.
  • (July 17) An elderly O‘ahu woman, with underlying medical conditions, was the 24th death due to coronavirus for Hawai‘i. The woman died on Thursday, July 16, and her passing was reported the following day.
  • (July 17) Hawaiʻi reported a 23rd COVID-19 related death involving an elderly Oʻahu resident who had been isolating at home with family.  The state Department of Health confirms that the individual was a man over the age of 60 who had an underlying health condition.
  • (July 11-12 weekend) One patient was an elderly Kaua‘i resident who died out of state, in Arizona over the July 11-12 weekend. Health officials say the man had been receiving treatment for several months for underlying medical conditions.
  • (July 12) A female died in an O‘ahu hospital Sunday morning, July 12, and had previously been a resident of a care home.
  • (July 7) An elderly O‘ahu man with underlying medical issues died July 7th. State health officials say the man’s death was added today after a review of his health history and discussions with his primary care physician.
  • (July 3) An elderly patient on O‘ahu who was hospitalized with multiple underlying health issues.
  • (June 26) An elderly Honolulu man was the 18th death in Hawai‘i due to the coronavirus.  The last reported death prior to this was on May 3, one-and-a-half months earlier.
  • (May 3) The 17th death is a woman, over the age of 60 on Maui, with underlying medical conditions. She had been in the hospital at Maui Memorial Medical Center since late February. Her infection occurred in mid-April. “COVID-19 is not believed to be the primary cause of death, due to her other serious illnesses, but may have been a contributing factor to her passing,” health officials said.
  • (April 27) The 16th death is an Oʻahu woman who is over 65-years-old and had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized since early April.
  • (April 26) An O‘ahu man, over the age of 65, with underlying health conditions passed away on April 26. He had been in the hospital since early March and his infection was presumed to be community associated.
  • (April 24) The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported the 13th and 14th deaths associated with COVID-19 in the state. One is an O‘ahu man who had been hospitalized since the beginning of April, was over 65-years-old, and had underlying medical conditions. He had a history of travel to Las Vegas in March. The other is also an O‘ahu man, over 65-years-old, who’d also been hospitalized recently and also had underlying health conditions. His infection was the result of community-associated spread.
  • (April 20) The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health reports that two additional coronavirus related deaths occurred on April 20, bringing the total in the state to 12 since tracking began on Feb. 28, 2020.  The deaths occurred on O‘ahu and on Maui and both were men, 65-years-old, or older. On Maui, the man who passed had underlying health conditions. He had been in the hospital at Maui Memorial Medical Center since late last year, according to state Health officials.  This person’s death is considered related to the MMMC cluster.
  • (April 19) The fourth Maui case was confirmed on April 19, and was an adult male from Washington state in the 40-59-year age group who had no previous medical conditions. State health officials say the man’s exposure history may be travel-related.  The man had been hospitalized for an extended period in serious condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
  • (April 11) A woman, over 65-years-old is the ninth death from COVID-19. State officials say she had underlying medical conditions and had tested positive for the virus when she was hospitalized on O‘ahu.
  • (April 7) A third death in Maui County reportedly occurred on April 7, but was reported in the state count on Friday, April 10.  The third case involved an elderly individual who was in the chronic care unit.
  • (April 8) The second Maui death was announced on Wednesday, April 8, and was an unattended death. The person who passed was identified as an adult male resident over the age of 65.
  • (April 6)Maui reported its first COVID-19 related death on Monday, April 6, of an adult male over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions and exposure to travelers.
  • (April 4) An East O‘ahu adult male, over 65-years-old, is the 4th person to die from COVID-19. The individual passed on April 4, and based on preliminary information, this case was travel-related in that the person may have been exposed to someone who had traveled. He had been hospitalized.
  • (April 3) The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported the death of a third individual with COVID-19. The elderly Oʻahu resident had been hospitalized in critical condition on life support for several weeks after returning from travel to Washington state.
  • (April 2) Hawaiʻi officials confirm a second COVID-19 related death in the state.
  • (March 30). Governor David Ige offered condolences to the family of an individual, as the state reported it’s first death linked to the COVID-19 virus. The individual passed away on March 20 and was identified as an older adult male resident of Oʻahu who was hospitalized with multiple medical issues and did have a positive COVID-19 exposure, according to state Health officials.  The presumptive positive result came back from a private lab.

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