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Health officials reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Tuesday and two new coronavirus related deaths on Oahu.
The COVID-19 cases recorded Tuesday included 61 on Oahu, 24 on Hawaii island, two on Maui and four cases among residents diagnosed out of state.
Three Hawaii County deaths were reported on Tuesday by the Hawaii County Civil Defense, taking the Big Island’s fatality count to 40 deaths to date, but 22 of those fatalities are not yet reflected in the state’s reports.
The state’s official COVID-19 death toll stands at 189. Civil Beat calculates at least 211 people have died from the disease in Hawaii.
Most of the current restrictions imposed under Tier 1 would stay in place in Tier 2 of the plan, including the current five-person limit on gatherings. Other small changes will be made to the rules for certain businesses.
If Oahu does graduate to Tier 2, some businesses will get the green light to operate at a limited capacity, including gyms and fitness centers. Group fitness classes held outdoors are currently capped at five people, but that would increase to 10 people outdoors and five people for indoor classes.
UPDATE: This article previously said a cap on restaurant capacity would be lifted. That is not the case.
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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