Health officials reported 108 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Tuesday, including 93 on Oahu, one on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and five on Maui. Eight more Hawaii residents were diagnosed outside of the state.

About half of the cases on Oahu recorded Wednesday — 46 cases to be exact — were associated with a cluster at Waiawa Correctional Facility.

Another death on Oahu was reported Wednesday, taking the island’s COVID-19 related fatalities to 183 to date. A fatality announced earlier this week by Kauai officials was also added to the state’s fatality toll, which reached 235.

Civil Beat calculates at least 252 people have died from the disease in Hawaii including the Kauai death and 17 deaths on Hawaii island that are pending medical verification by the state. To date, 49 deaths on the Big Island have been recorded by the Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Reporting Lag

The statewide 14-day average testing positivity rate has hovered around 2% for the past week.

According to Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, the COVID-19 case reports are based on test results from laboratories statewide and include test results from both residents and tourists tested within the state.

The results of Hawaii residents who test positive out of state are also included, as well as cases confirmed among military service members and their family, although military cases are not specifically indicated.

If a visitor takes a test outside of Hawaii, those test results are reported to their home state health authorities and would not be reflected in the Hawaii health department’s reports. In some cases, rapid point-of-care testing results are not submitted to the DOH and are not included in these daily reports either.

The state’s pre-travel testing program now requires visitors and residents alike to upload their testing results before traveling to the islands. A confirmation of a negative test result must be submitted before travelers embark on the final leg of their trip to Hawaii, and those without test results prior to departure must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

For more information, check this Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site or this state site, and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also provides this comprehensive dashboard.

Cases, Deaths And COVID-19 Testing In Hawaii

COVID-19 Cases
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
Daily Case Count
Test Positivity
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

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases By County

Daily New COVID-19 Cases

Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In U.S.

COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

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