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The Latest: 109 New Cases; Teachers Want More DOH Guidance Before Reopening

Jul 29, 2020
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Updated: 7/29/2020, 3:12 p.m. 

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he is very concerned about today's record 109 COVID-19 cases, even though the spike was anticipated given the July 4th gatherings and other summer get-togethers. People are not maintaining their vigilance to socially distance and wear face masks, the governor said.

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Updated: 7/28/2020, 2:50 p.m.

 

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to shut down bars for three weeks. He's also asking to restore restrictions on how many can gather together and to tighten face covering rules so that they must be worn at all times when out in public, except when there is a health issue.

 

NOAA

Updated: 7/26/2020, 8:20 p.m.

Hurricane Douglas is moving past Oahu to the north and closer to Kauai County tonight but still with the potential to deliver strong winds and flooding. Oahu and Kauai County remain under a hurricane warning while the hurricane warning for Maui County has been canceled.

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Investigators with the Hawaii attorney general's office arrested a 20-year-old woman after seeing videos of her dancing in a store and dining out when she was supposed to be obeying a traveler quarantine the state mandated to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.

NOAA

Updated: 7/25/2020, 8:11 p.m.

Hurricane Douglas is still approaching the islands with the potential to deliver destructive winds, floods, landslides and life-threatening surf and currents through this weekend into Monday. Oahu remains under a hurricane warning, meaning hurricane conditions are expected within the next 36 hours. The other counties, including Kauai, are now under tropical storm warnings.

NOAA

Updated: 7/25/20 at 5:15 a.m.

Hurricane Douglas is projected to produce strong winds, heavy rain and high surf for portions of the state starting tomorrow, prompting officials to urge residents statewide to prepare a plan and stock up on emergency supplies.

NOAA

Updated: 7/23/2020, 5:35 p.m.

 

Hawaii has seen its highest daily case count yet today with 55 cases, the state Department of Health reports. The death toll also rose by one to 26. Fifty of the new cases are on Oahu, 3 are on Hawaii Island and 2 are on Maui.

 

NOAA

Updated: 7/22/20 at 5:55 p.m.

Face masks are now required while working out in Oahu gyms, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said today.

Gov. David Ige approved the mayor's request to amend the city’s Restore Honolulu order setting out COVID-19 restrictions.

The order takes effect immediately. Caldwell says to avoid any exercise that is too strenuous such that it will cause taking off the mask.

The city said that the gyms will be responsible for enforcing the revised order.

Hurricane Douglas churns closer to Big Island

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Updated: 7/21/20 at 12:55 p.m.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, which represents public school teachers, is calling for the postponement of the planned Aug. 4 reopening of classes.

At a press conference today, HSTA President Corey Rosenlee asked when the state Department of Health will provide written guidance on the school reopening.

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Updated 7/20/20 at 12:35 p.m.

Hawaii's top health officials are advising residents to not travel to other states unless it’s necessary. There’s been a spike in the number of residents returning to state airports and an increase in those testing positive for COVID-19.

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Updated: 7/19/2020, 5:12 p.m.

The Hawaii Health Department today reported 28 new COVID-19 cases. The last time the state reported deaths was on Friday with two new deaths, bringing the total to 24. Of today's new cases, 26 are on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island.

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Updated: 7/18/2020, 12:07 p.m.

The Hawaii Health Department today reported 20 new cases, following yesterday's two new deaths, which brought the state total to 24. Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were also reported yesterday. Of today's new cases, 15 are on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island and 3 are pending determination of location.

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Updated: 7/17/20 at 6:10 p.m.

Where we stand

The Hawai’i Health Department today reported two new deaths, bringing the state total to 24. Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 were also reported. Twenty were reported on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island and 1 was diagnosed out of state.

AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Updated 7/16/20 at 12:10 p.m.

Where we stand

The Hawai’i Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 today. Sixteen cases are on Oahu, and three cases are pending. The number of deaths remains at 22.

AP Photo/Steven Senne

Updated 7/15 at 12:30 p.m.

Does Hawaii have enough contact tracers to chase down COVID-19 cases? State Health Director Bruce Anderson says it depends. On Monday, he said the health department can handle the current case load of infections – including the recent spike in daily cases. However, if Hawaii sees 40 or 50 cases every day, he says that would stress his staff.

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Updated: 07/14/2020, 1:11 p.m.

Where we stand

The Hawai’i Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 today. Nineteen cases are reported on Oahu, and three are on Hawaii Island. The number of deaths remains at 22.

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Updated: 7/13/2020, 3:45 p.m.

Gov. David Ige said today the state will extend the travel quarantine another month, delaying plans to ease restrictions on visitors if they test negative before taking their flights to the islands. The moratorium on evictions that prevents renters from being forced out of homes for nonpaymet of rent will also be pushed to Sept. 1.

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NEW YORK — As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation's deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes.

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Updated: 7/12/2020, 12:38 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii saw 21 new reported COVID-19 cases today after yesterday's record-setting 42 infections. The high case counts in recent days are further casting a cloud over the state's plan to ease restrictions on tourism starting on Aug. 1.

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NEW YORK — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

HIPAM

Updated: 7/11/2020, 3:24 p.m.

Where we stand

The state Department of Health today reported another daily record for the state -- 42 new COVID-19 cases, the most confirmed in a single day since the outbreak began. This follows yesterday's 28 cases, Thursday's 36 cases and Tuesday's 41 infections. Of today's new cases, 38 are on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island and 2 on Maui.

Hawaii Updates: 28 Cases; Mayor Says Not Safe To Reopen Now; No Halt In Testing, Epidemiologist Says

Jul 10, 2020
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Updated: 7/10/2020, 4:06 p.m.

Where we stand

The state Department of Health today reported 28 new COVID-19 cases, following 36 cases yesterday and Tuesday's record 41 infections. Of today's new cases, 25 are on Oahu, 1 on Hawaii Island, 1 on Maui and 1 diagnosed outside of the state.

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Where we stand

The state Department of Health today reported 36 new COVID-19 cases following 23 new cases yesterday and a record 41 cases on Monday. The 34 cases are on Oahu, 1 on Kauai and 1 on Hawaii Island.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Updated: 7/7/2020, 1:26 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 41 new cases of COVID-19, a state record for daily cases since the pandemic began. Thirty-eight cases are on Oahu, 2 on Kauai and 1 on Hawaii Island.

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Where we stand

The Hawaii Department of Health reports seven new cases of COVID-19 in the state. Six cases are on Oahu and one case is on the Hawaii Island. The low case count comes after the weekend and several days of double-digit increases in daily cases.

State Department of Health

Updated: 7/5/2020, 1:35 p.m.

State health officials today reported 25 new COVID-19 cases. With 1,023 total cases, Hawaii has now marked a milestone.

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Updated: 7/4/2020, 12:09 p.m.

State health officials today reported 24 new COVID-19 cases following yesterday's 29 new cases as Hawaii continues to reverse what had been until recent weeks single-digit increases. Hawaii is now on the cusp of a thousand coronavirus cases with a total of 999.

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Updated: 7/3/2020, 2:43 p.m. State health officials today reported another COVID-19 death and 29 new cases in the sharpest increase Hawaii has seen in months. The numbers bring the total death count to 19 and coronavirus cases to 975.

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The Hawai’i Health Department reported 20 new cases today. Seventeen cases are on Oahu, most tied to identified cases or clusters, and three cases are on the Big Island. The state is continuing community outreach and testing connected to the new cases.

Hawaii Updates: 9 New Cases; Study Says Hawaii Testing Suppressing COVID

Jul 1, 2020
AP Photo/Steven Senne

Updated: 7/1/2020, 11:51 a.m.

 

The Hawaii Health Department announced 9 new cases of COVID-19 today. Seven cases are on Oahu and two on Maui. Oahu's case count stands at 659, Maui County's at 125, Hawaii County's at 87 and Kauai's at 38. A total of 17 residents were diagnosed outside of Hawaii.

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