Health officials reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Wednesday and 14 deaths, including four new deaths on Oahu and 10 fatalities on Hawaii island that occurred in the past month but had not been added to the official state count yet.
The COVID-19 cases recorded Wednesday included 65 on Oahu, four on Maui and nine on the Big Island.
Nearly 50,000 people have flown to Hawaii in the first six days of the state’s pre-travel testing program, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said on Instagram Wednesday. A majority of travelers had a negative COVID-19 test that allowed them to bypass quarantine, Green said, but 6,548 travelers fall under the state’s 14-day quarantine for people flying in from out of state.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports 40 deaths to date, but a dozen of those of those fatalities are not yet reflected in the state’s reports.
The state’s official COVID-19 death toll stands at 203 Civil Beat calculates at least 215 people have died from the disease in Hawaii.
A $25 million Hawaii Business Pivot Grant program will accept applications starting Thursday. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to businesses for COVID-19 related expenses such as e-commerce platforms, worker training and reconfiguring spaces.
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