Health officials confirmed 96 new cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii on Saturday, including one case on Kauai — the island’s first case in three weeks.

Twelve cases were also identified on Hawaii island and 81 cases were diagnosed on Oahu. Two residents tested positive out of state.

Hawaii has submitted a nearly 200-page plan to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlining how the state will distribute a coronavirus vaccine when one is approved. The health department is refusing to share the document publicly, but the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says the document will be distributed in the next few weeks.

The state’s official COVID-19 death toll stands at 186 but that does not include nearly 20 coronavirus-related fatalities in Hawaii County due to reporting lags. At least 204 people have died from the disease in Hawaii.

There has been an average of 64 new cases a day diagnosed on Oahu in the last week. Approximately 3.1% of tests conducted last week on Oahu returned positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Roughly a third of all coronavirus cases identified in the state so far have been among people under 30 years old. At least 988 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Hawaii since the start of the pandemic, approximately 7% of everyone diagnosed.

Hospitalizations have been on the decline this week. There are currently 125 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Hawaii, including 25people in intensive care units. Five COVID-19 patients are on ventilators.

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

COVID-19 Cases
Tests Performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 1
Current Tier*
Daily Case Count
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

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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