(BIVN) – The State of Hawaiʻi at noon on Tuesday reported 47 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, with almost all the cases identified on Oʻahu.
In comparison to the numbers released by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health on Monday, forty-six (46) new cases were identified on Oʻahu and one (1) new case was found on Maui.
One (1) case was actually removed from the Hawaiʻi island cumulative count, as a result of updated information.
Of the 1,757 cases counted statewide since the pandemic began, 1,205 have been released from isolation. The number of deaths remains at 26.
Of the 116 total cases counted on Hawaiʻi island since the pandemic began, 114 have been released isolation, indicating that two (2) are active cases.
This morning at 8:30 a.m., the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense reported four (4) active cases, of which one (1) remains hospitalized.
“The number of active Coronavirus cases has increased in thirty states over the past week and be aware that the Coronavirus continues to be a threat on Hawaii Island,” civil defense said. “You can make a difference by following the preventive measures of face coverings, distancing, gatherings, and cleanliness. You should also stay at home if you do not feel well. We need your help to keep our neighbors, friends and family safe. As a reminder, the wearing of face masks is mandatory on the Island of Hawaii.”
Gabbard Calls For Enforcement To Prevent COVID Spread
Hawaiʻi Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today issued the following statement calling on state and local officials to strengthen enforcement measures to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus:
“The spread of the coronavirus is outpacing efforts to contain it in our state, resulting in new record numbers of COVID-19 infections. There is a clear correlation between the increase of infections and those in bars and indoor locations who are not wearing masks or practicing physical distancing. If we don’t get this under control now, it is only going to get worse. What is at stake is the health and lives of our loved ones.
“As such, I urge our State and County officials to step up enforcement of these requirements and temporarily close non-essential businesses like bars. What prevents this virus from spreading is — first and foremost — preventing exposure.
“In addition to improving enforcement of the rules in place, we must expand our testing capabilities, ensuring rapid results, and enlist hundreds more contact tracers who can work to effectively trace, isolate, and contain the virus so we can defeat it together.”
Passenger Arrivals By Air
From the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
Yesterday, 2,671 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 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. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel. This data was collected from the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Mandatory Travel Declaration Form.