Hawaii health officials reported 160 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including 20 on Hawaii island and three on Maui. The rest were on Oahu.

The state Department of Health also reported four new virus-related deaths on Oahu, and Hawaii county officials confirmed that another veteran who lived at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo has died.

Due to reporting lags, the state’s fatality count still does not include most of the 16 deaths now associated with the care home on Hawaii island to date. Those fatalities were confirmed by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. A state coronavirus spokesman said the health department is still waiting on records for 25 possible COVID-19 related deaths across the state.

As of Wednesday, the total number of Yukio Okutsu residents who tested positive for the virus was 68. Twenty-nine of them are staying in a dedicated COVID-19 unit at the home. Five are hospitalized, and 19 have recovered, according to the facility’s administrators.

The Honolulu Police Department issued approximately 44,000 citations in the last month related to the mayor’s pandemic rules and arrested 65 people for violations. The record number of citations is straining the court system.

In the last week, an average of 2.2% of all tests in Hawaii returned positive each day. Half of all virus cases in Hawaii to date have been among people under the age of 40.

Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that Hawaii will launch a pre-travel testing program on Oct. 15.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who tested positive last week for COVID-19, is in charge of implementing the testing program. Details for the plan are still being ironed out, but the state has agreements in place with CVS and Kaiser Permanente for testing.

For more information, check the Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site.

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