State health officials reported 164 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Sunday.

Three cases were on Maui, 14 were on Hawaii island and 146 were on Oahu. One case was recategorized from Oahu to Kauai and one previous case was removed due to updated lab information, according to the Department of Health.

The new case on Kauai is an adult male visitor who is currently in isolation, county officials said. The source of his infection appears to be related to travel, a county release says, but due to the uncertainty in the timeline of his infection, the case will be classified as community transmission.

Of the 9,855 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii, 6% have required hospitalization and 93% were residents.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has opened a coronavirus Central Command Post in an effort to get better communication between county, state and federal agencies. Cases there surged in August, and the county continues to battle an outbreak at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo.

Meanwhile, Oahu remains under a stay-at-home order and turnover continues in the state administration.

Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park is on a leave of absence from her position directing the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and Health Director Bruce Anderson announced he would be retiring in mid-September.

Decades-old technology, along with other IT inefficiencies, has hampered contact tracing efforts by creating heaping laborious data-entry work on an overburdened staff at the health department, according to Dr. Emily Roberson. She’s been leading the Department of Health’s Disease Investigation Branch, though took her own short leave of absence due to confusion over who she should report to.

The latest breakdown of cases by age group shows that while most hospitalizations have been among elderly people with COVID-19, children and adults under the age of 30 have made up nearly a third of all confirmed virus cases in the state.

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

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

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Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

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