Twenty-one of the new cases were recorded on Hawaii island and 68 were recorded on Oahu. The Department of Health said Friday one Honolulu case was re-categorized to Hawaii island because of updated information. Details about the latest death were not immediately available.
The average number of daily new cases reported on Oahu has been on the decline in the last week, with an average of 61 cases in the last seven days. Approximately 3.1% of tests conducted last week returned positive for the COVID-19 virus. Oahu may be on track to graduate to Tier 2 of its reopening plan and lift some COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses such as gyms. The average case count and testing positivity rate must stay below 5% for two consecutive weeks to move into Tier 2, which could be as early as next week.
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
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