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.

There are currently 96 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Hawaii, including 22 people in intensive care.

Declining rates of new infections could move Oahu into the next phase of the island’s reopening plan as soon as Thursday. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday at a press conference that the tier change awaits the governor’s approval.

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.

Under Tier 2, a rule that permits only members of the same household to dine together would be lifted, according to the county’s plan. Oahu restaurant tables would still be limited to five people.

More than 31,000 people have arrived in Hawaii since Thursday, when the state’s pre-travel testing program began for trans-Pacific travelers, Hawaii News Now reported.

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

14,156
COVID-19 Cases
211
Deaths
479,301
Tests Performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 1
Current Tier*
62
Daily Case Count
2.9%
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 oneoahu.org

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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