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There have been 1,440 new cases reported statewide in the last two weeks. Health officials use the number of cases reported in the past 14 days as a rough approximation of the number of active cases, or people who could still be infectious.
The COVID-19 case reports are based on test results from laboratories statewide. The numbers include lab results from both residents and tourists. Since March, 95% of cases diagnosed in the islands have been among residents.
Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state has now resumed posting the numbers at noon.
Civil Beat calculates at least 240 people have died from the disease in Hawaii including 18 deaths on Hawaii island that have not been recorded yet by the Department of Health due to medical verification lags. The statewide official death toll remains 222. County officials are usually the first to announce local cases and fatalities.
The largest cluster of cases recorded in Hawaii to date is associated with the Oahu Community Correctional Center, where testing is ongoing.
The Hawaii Joint Information Center reported one of 30 staff members tested positive and another 160 diagnostic tests of OCCC inmates conducted over the weekend were negative. Overall, the facility has has seen a 99% recovery rate among inmates.
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
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