State health officials reported the deaths of three Maui County residents, along with 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Of the cases diagnosed on Sunday, two were in Maui County, 15 were on Hawaii island and 53 were on Oahu.

In the last seven days, 41 inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Workers at the state’s largest jail say they are concerned that cases are on the rise because incoming inmates are still not being isolated for 14 days before they are released into the general population.

There are currently 128 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Hawaii.

The Department of Health has recorded 156 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that still does not include 14 of the deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 170 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.

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, 3.3% of COVID-19 tests on Oahu returned positive and the island saw an average of 87 new cases reported daily. Statewide, 2.7% of tests came back positive.

The plan has four categories or tiers for reopening. Honolulu is beginning at Tier 1 — the most restrictive tier. The current case numbers and positivity rate on Oahu aligns with Tier 2, but the county has to spend four weeks in a tier before it can loosen restrictions, according to the reopening plan.

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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