Health officials reported 90 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Sunday and three more deaths, all on Oahu.

The cases included 58 people on Oahu, eight on Maui, four on Kauai, 10 on Hawaii island and 10 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state. Due to a Department of Health lag in reporting, the case numbers provided Sunday only reflect the new cases reported through Friday.

There is a major outbreak at the state’s largest prison on Oahu. As of Sunday, the total number of active cases at Halawa Correctional Facility had risen to 167 inmates and 28 staff. Halawa has 936 inmates.

“The security and medical staff are working around the clock to safeguard the staff and inmates and keep the virus from spreading. We are seeking alternative resources to assist staff with the management of this situation,” said Max Otani, PSD director, in a news release Sunday.

Reporting Lag

Civil Beat calculates at least 280 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including six deaths on Hawaii island that are still pending medical verification by the state. The Hawaii County Civil Defense has recorded 49 deaths on the Big Island.

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 also are included, as well as cases confirmed among military service members and their families, 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.

There were 1,319 cases recorded during the last two weeks — a metric that the health department uses as a proxy to estimate how many people currently have active infections.

Of the 19,235 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii so far, 7% have required hospitalization and 93% were residents.

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

19,235
COVID-19 Cases
280
Deaths
736,069
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
69
Daily Case Count
2.3%
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 oneoahu.org

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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