70 New COVID-19 Cases (53 O‘ahu, 15 Hawai‘i Island, 2 Maui); 3 Deaths in Maui County

October 4, 2020, 1:58 PM HST · Updated October 5, 3:48 PM
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There were 70 new COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i today, including 53 on the island of O‘ahu, 15 on Hawai‘i Island and two on Maui, including cases in Lahaina and Kīhei. Kaua‘i reported no new cases today.

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.

To date, the DOH has confirmed 15 of the 26 deaths reported at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island.  State officials say reporting on these deaths was delayed due to pending medical reports required for verification and classification of deaths as COVID-19.

The cumulative total of cases in Maui County is 396 cases over the course of the pandemic.  To date, there have been 19 cases on the island Molokaʻi.

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Clusters on Maui are confirmed at the Roselani Place assisted living facility and the Maui Memorial Medical Center.  Other recent cases have occurred at: the Maui Police Departmenta Lahaina bar; at the Prosecutor’s Office in the Old Maui Courthouse; one at the Molokaʻi Baseyard; and at the Judiciary at Hoapili Hale in Wailuku.

Cases by island include:

  • Hawaiʻi County: 810 (15 new; 162 active; 633 released from isolation; 44 required hospitalization; and 15 deaths)
  • Honolulu County: 11505 (53 new; 1984 active; 9393 released from isolation; 786 required hospitalization; 128 deaths)
  • Kauaʻi County: 59 (0 new; three active; 57 released from isolation; one required hospitalization)
  • Maui County: 396 (two new; 21 active; 363 released from isolation; 56 required hospitalization; 12 deaths)
  • Pending: 0
  • Residents diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi: 34 (two required hospitalization, one death of an elderly Kaua‘i resident who died out of state, in Arizona)

To date, there have been 156 COVID-19 related deaths in Hawaiʻi including: 128 on Oʻahu, 12 in Maui County, 15 on Hawaiʻi Island and one Kauaʻi resident who was hospitalized in Arizona.  Scroll down for a list of prior COVID-19 related deaths.

In Maui County, cases with onset in the last 28 days have been in all areas of Maui except for the rural outlying island of Lānaʻi, three zip codes on the island of Molokaʻi (Maunaloa, Kualapuʻu and Kalaupapa), the East Maui town of Hāna, Spreckelsville, Haʻikū and Wailuku. As of Oct. 4, Wailuku was removed from the map for areas with cases within the last 28 days.

Of the 396 cases documented in Maui County over the course of the pandemic, Kahului had the most cases (84); followed by Wailuku (65), Lahaina (64), Kīhei (54), Makawao (40); Haʻikū (22), Spreckelsville (17), Kula (13), Hoʻolehua-Molokaʻi (12), Kaunakakai-Molokaʻi (1-10), Hāna (1-10) and Lānaʻi (1-10).

QUARANTINE UPDATES:

Honolulu Mayor Announces Limited Reopening on O‘ahu Starting Sept. 24:

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced his new Emergency Order for O‘ahu went into effect on Thursday, Sept. 24.  This limited reopening phase replaces the Stay-at-Home/Work-from-Home Order which expired on Sept. 24.

Government leaders say the order is aimed at reducing virus spread and seeks to put O‘ahu on the path to economic recovery. The criteria used for loosening restrictions is an average seven-day daily coronavirus case count of more than 100 cases, and a seven-day daily positivity rate on O‘ahu of more than 5 percent.

The framework includes a mechanism for advancing or retreating to another tier indicated by the metrics. The community cannot advance to the next, less-restrictive tier for at least four consecutive weeks and can only move forward one tier at a time. Conversely the city can skip tiers in moving backwards.

Delayed Launch of Pre-Travel Testing:

Governor David Ige confirmed that the state’s pre-travel testing program will launch on Oct. 15, enabling travelers to get a COVID-19 test no earlier than 72 hours prior to their flight arrival in Hawai‘i to avoid the 14-day mandatory quarantine if the test comes back negative for the virus.

Currently, testing partners include CVS and Kaiser Permanente.  Lt. Gov. Josh Green said arriving passengers will remain in quarantine until they get their test result back. The test will cost between$120 to $140 and varies in different parts of the country. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of their test.

As part of the program, those who opt for the test will take an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) performed using a nasal swab.  They will need to show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory.

The plan was originally set to launch in August, but has already been pushed back twice. This third delay is 15 days beyond the previously announced Oct. 1 date the governor had announced last month.

COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS IN HAWAI‘I: (Currently stands at 156)

  • (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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