(BIVN) – Four new cases of COVID-19 were identified today in the State of Hawaiʻi, bringing the total number of cases to 625.
There were no new cases reported on Hawaiʻi island. For the first time in weeks, the number of cumulative cases presented by the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Hawaiʻi is the same (74). The state subtracted one case from its Big Island total today, and provided this explanation for its adjustment:
As a result of data cleaning, one case previously categorized as Hawaii County was re-categorized to Honolulu County.
Of that total number, the County of Hawaiʻi says 63 have been cleared as recovered with the remaining 11 quarantined at home and monitored by the Department of Health. Civil defense stated:
The people of Hawaii Island and the State of Hawaii are doing very well in minimizing the spread and impact of COVID-19. It is so important to follow these policies of distancing, gatherings, face coverings, cleanliness, and physical and emotional care. Your help is needed to follow the policies to stop this coronavirus from affecting the beautiful lifestyle of Hawaii.
UPDATE – Governor David Ige today announced that he has signed a 7th Supplemental Emergency Proclamation, “which allows more businesses and organizations to reopen and restart their operations,” the governor explained during a midday news conference.
“The proclamation now allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain business and activities,” Governor Ige said, “and to reflect this new approach on our COVID-19 response, the stay-at-home order is now referred to as our safer-at-home order.”
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Hawaiʻi Passenger Arrivals By Air (HTA)
Yesterday, 845 people arrived in Hawaii including 246 visitors and 310 residents. During this same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. The state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawaii from out of state. The quarantine order was expanded on April 1st to include interisland travelers. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel.
This story is being updated.