Health officials reported 198 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Saturday and two more deaths, both on Oahu.

The cases included 153 people on Oahu, 22 on Maui, five on Kauai, 17 on Hawaii island and one Hawaii resident diagnosed outside of the state.

There is a major outbreak at the state’s largest prison, Halawa Correctional Facility, on Oahu. As of Friday, the total number of active cases had risen to 68 inmates and 21 staff. Halawa has 936 inmates.

Reporting Lag

Civil Beat calculates at least 277 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 1,293 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 19,148 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

19,148
COVID-19 Cases
277
Deaths
731,218
Tests performed

Honolulu’s 7-Day Averages

Tier 2
Current Tier*
74
Daily Case Count
2.2%
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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