Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state posts new data daily at noon. The figures include new cases reported on Friday. Daily reports reflect laboratory results collected up until 11:59 p.m. two days prior, leaving a 36-hour lag between when results are submitted to the Department of Health and when the state reports them publicly.
Authorities have warned there would likely be a spike in cases following the holidays.
Roughly 15% of cases diagnosed in December were associated with travel, with the bulk of cases in Hawaii being spread in the community.
The official state death toll from the virus remained at 289. Civil Beat calculates at least 294 people have died from the disease in Hawaii, including five deaths on Hawaii island that are still pending medical verification by the state.
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