Hawaii health officials reported 112 new COVID-19 cases Friday, all on Oahu except for 14 new cases identified on Hawaii island, and one on Kauai. Three deaths were reported on Oahu.

The last time Kauai reported a COVID-19 case was in mid-August. The person is isolating at home, according to Kauai County officials.

The Department of Health has recorded 127 COVID-19 related fatalities to date, but that does not include many of the deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 140 deaths so far.

Oahu began to reopen some businesses on Thursday and allow gatherings of up to five people. The island is using a new framework to guide reopening based on two metrics: the average number of daily cases and the average number of tests that return positive each week — a figure referred to as the positivity rate.

The plan has four categories or tiers for reopening. If Oahu has a seven-day average of more than 100 cases a day and a seven-day positivity rate of 5% or higher, it will be in the most severe category. In Tier 1, restaurant dining is restricted to members of the same household, and more stringent restrictions are placed on commercial activities.

To reach Tier 4, the most relaxed tier, the island needs a seven-day average positivity rate of less than 1% and an average of less than 20 daily new cases.

Honolulu — where the COVID-19 disease activity has been most prevalent — will begin at Tier 1, although its current metrics show the situation is not as severe. According to the plan, the city must stay in each tier for at least four weeks before it moves to another tier with more relaxed restrictions.

Last week, approximately 3.1% of COVID-19 tests on Oahu returned positive, and the island saw an average of 87 new cases reported daily. Those tests were part of a federal free testing initiative and contributed to a lower overall positivity rate.

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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