Hawaii health officials reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Tuesday, along with one death on Oahu and two deaths on Hawaii island that were previously reported by county officials.
The new cases documented Tuesday include 50 on Oahu, three on Hawaii island, two on Maui and nine on Lanai, where an outbreak is growing. Two residents were diagnosed out of state. One case from Oahu and one case from Lanai were removed from the counts because of updated data, according to the Hawaii Department of Health.
A stay-at-home order for Lanai began Tuesday. State officials have asked residents there to shelter in place to slow the spread.
The statewide official death toll is 215. Civil Beat calculates at least 225 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, which includes confirmed deaths on Hawaii island that have not been recorded yet by the Department of Health.
Decreasing levels of infections and hospitalizations on Oahu moved the county to Tier 2 of its reopening plan, which loosened some restrictions on restaurants and gyms, among other things.
Of all the cases identified in Hawaii since March, 7% have required hospitalization and 95% were residents. Approximately 3,053 people with active infections are currently being monitored by state officials.
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