Hawaii health officials reported 87 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday, including 16 cases on the Big Island and a Hawaii resident diagnosed out of state. The remaining cases were identified on Oahu, where three deaths were reported.

The Department of Health has recorded 142 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that does not include many of the deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 156 deaths so far, which includes 29 deaths in Hawaii County — 27 of which are associated with an outbreak at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo.

The family of one of the veterans who died at Yukio Okutsu is suing Utah-based Avalon Health Care, which manages the home.

There are 142 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 45 people in intensive care units. They, along with other patients, currently occupy 70% of the state’s intensive care beds and 65% of the general hospital beds available in the state.

Hawaiian, United, American and Alaska airlines are all working on offering Hawaii-approved tests to passengers in major markets, as the state gets ready to launch its pre-travel testing program to restart tourism in the state.

Some 99% of the tests administered by the airlines will be tests that produce results in 15 minutes or so, Green said.

The state’s quarantine facilities are at 32% capacity, with 140 individuals in government provided rooms.

Oahu’s framework for reopening is based on two metrics: the average number of daily cases and the average number of tests that return positive each week — a figure referred to as the positivity rate.

In the last seven days, 3.8% of COVID-19 tests on Oahu returned positive and the island saw an average of 92 new cases reported daily.

The plan has four categories or tiers for reopening. Honolulu is beginning at Tier 1 — the most restrictive tier. To reach Tier 4, the most relaxed tier, the island needs a seven-day average positivity rate of less than 1% and an average of less than 20 daily new cases.

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

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