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.
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.
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