DOH Reports 85 New Cases as Kaua‘i Prepares to Opt Out of Safe Travels Program
The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 85 new cases of coronavirus Monday, raising the statewide total to 17,925 since the pandemic began. No new COVID-related deaths were identified.
Hawai‘i’s two-week average is 82 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.7%. The state’s virus tracker, which maps active cases by district across all islands, can be accessed here.
The island-by-island case count is as follows:
- Honolulu: 15,330
- Hawai‘i: 1,599
- Maui: 542
- Kaua‘i: 113
- Lana‘i: 106
- Moloka‘i: 18
- Pending: 0
- Out-of-State: 217
A total of 1,290 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection, while at least 244 have died.
Health experts at the state and national level are asking Hawai‘i residents to remain especially vigilant over the next two weeks with regards to social distancing measures. Spikes in the virus are expected due to holiday gatherings, and the resulting surges could be exacerbated by people congregating irresponsibly over the next 10-14 days.