State health officials reported the death of an Oahu woman in her 80s, along with 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

Of the cases diagnosed on Monday, one was in Maui County, 10 were on Hawaii island and 41 were on Oahu. State officials also removed two cases from Maui on Monday because of updated information.

The Department of Health has recorded 157 COVID-19 related deaths to date, but that does not include more than a dozen deaths reported on Hawaii island. Civil Beat calculates 174 deaths so far, which includes 32 deaths in Hawaii County — 27 of which are associated with an outbreak at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, three deaths at Hilo Medical Center and two deaths at Life Care Center in Hilo. Lags in state reporting are common as state health officials wait for information to verify COVID-19 fatalities.

Hawaii is getting ready to implement a pre-travel testing program that will allow travelers with a qualifying negative COVID-19 test to bypass the state’s quarantine. On Monday, Gov. David Ige denied a request by Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami to allow Kauai to require a second COVID-19 test for travelers to the island, Hawaii News Now reports.

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, 3.2% of COVID-19 tests on Oahu returned positive and the island saw an average of 75 new cases reported daily, down from an average of 87 cases as of Sunday. Statewide, 2.6% of tests came back positive last week.

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.

There are approximately 2,202 active infections monitored in Hawaii. Approximately 128 people are hospitalized and another 39 people are in intensive care units. Hawaii hospital beds are at 65% full and intensive care units are 61% full, including both COVID-19 patients and other patients.

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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