Hawaii health officials reported the deaths of two more Oahu residents along with 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Fourteen new cases were reported on Hawaii island, and the rest of the cases were diagnosed on Oahu.

Gov. David Ige has given Hawaii County approval to make trans-Pacific passengers take a second COVID-19 test when they arrive on Hawaii island before letting them bypass the state’s 14-day quarantine. The second test will be administered at the airport and will be free for travelers, Hawaii News Now reports.

A new state inspection report found that required infection control procedures were not in place at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home prior to the large COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. To date, 27 veterans and spouses have died at the home after being infected with the virus.

There are 137 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, including 34 people in intensive care units. Hawaii hospital beds are 65% full and intensive care units are 59% full, including both COVID-19 patients and other patients.

The Department of Health has recorded 168 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that does not include a number of deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 190 deaths so far, which includes 37 deaths in Hawaii County. Lags in state reporting are common as state health officials wait for information to verify COVID-19 fatalities.

The Life Care Center Hilo, a nursing home where 46 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, reported a third death from the virus Friday afternoon.

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

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

13,371
COVID-19 Cases
190
Deaths
447,810
Tests Performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 1
Current Tier*
76
Daily Case Count
3.3%
Test Positivity
Source: The City and County of Honolulu
* The current case numbers and test positivity rate may not correlate with the metrics set for a specific tier as the county must spend at least four consecutive weeks in a tier and meet the metrics for the next tier before advancing, according to the reopening plan. More information of the City and County of Honolulu’s reopening strategy as well as details of the restrictions of Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 can be found at oneoahu.org

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

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