Lt. Gov. Josh Green is proposing a new plan for reopening the state, as vaccinations for the coronavirus continue to ramp up. Green wants the state to open interisland travel to people who are fully vaccinated once the state has finished most vaccinations in phase 1b of the rollout.
Green’s proposal calls for letting vaccinated travelers from the mainland bypass the state’s quarantine — if at least two weeks have passed since they received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — once Hawaii is mostly though phase 1c of the vaccine rollout.
Civil Beat’s virus tracker is updated when the state releases its daily numbers. The state posts new data daily at noon. 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.
Across the state, 2.3% of people tested during the past week have been confirmed to have COVID-19. On Oahu, that figure was 2.7% and in Maui County, it was the highest at 3.8%.
Approximately 75 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with 20 people in intensive care units and 15 using ventilators, down from 25 people reported to be using ventilators Thursday.
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