Hawaii health officials reported 87 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including three in Hawaii County, two on Maui, and two out of state. The rest were identified on Oahu, where two deaths were reported.
An Oahu man in his 70s who had other health conditions and an Oahu woman in her 50s who did not have known underlying health conditions both died while hospitalized, a state coronavirus spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
There are currently 147 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state and 44 people in intensive care. The state’s quarantine facilities are at 32% capacity, with 167 individuals in government provided rooms.
New data on the Department of Health’s dashboard shows there are about 1,900 active cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii — a figure that is trending downward.
Oahu’s framework for reopening is 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. Honolulu is beginning at Tier 1 — the most restrictive tier. 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.