Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 30, 2020

Governor’s Office:

Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery and Resiliency Navigator Gives Update

On a Facebook Live today, Gov. David Ige and Alan Oshima, Hawai‘i’s Economic and Community Recovery and Resiliency Navigator, discussed plans to keep the community safe while beginning to reopen designated sectors. Oshima said his group is connecting with business and community representatives to gather input, share ideas, and provide ways we can create Hawai‘i’s “new normal.” The planning phases include stabilization (immediate health and economic needs), recovery (job growth and investment), and resiliency (restructuring for a stronger future). Both also emphasized the importance of seeing the entire chain of economic recovery – from agriculture and energy to tourism, non-profits and social services – and how to rebrand Hawai‘i as not just a pretty place, but a safe, healthy state that depends on residents and visitors alike acting responsibly. Learn more: recoverynavigator.hawaii.gov

 

Department of Health:

Five Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported

Five (5) new cases of coronavirus, including three (3) on Hawai‘i island, one (1) on Maui and one (1) Hawai‘i resident diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i have been reported by DOH. This brings the total of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i to 618 since Feb. 28, 2020. Four (4) cases are adults and one is a minor.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, April 30, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation
O‘ahu 0 399 364
Hawai‘i 3 73 58
Maui 1 114 84
Kaua‘i 0 21 20
Moloka‘i 0 2 0
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 1 9  
Unknown** 0 0  
Total 5 618  
Total released from isolation     526
Deaths 0 16  

** Refers to positive cases that have an unknown county of diagnosis at the time of this report. As more information becomes available for these cases, they are assigned to the proper County of Diagnosis. A negative number indicates the number of previously unknown cases that have now been assigned to a county.

Laboratory* Testing Data

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative
30,296** 616 29,665

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting       **15 test results were inconclusive.

For more tables please visit: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/

Graph of confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Exposure as of April 30, 2020

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

Hawai‘i Visitor Arrivals, Spending, Down 50 Percent

New research shows Hawai‘i visitor arrivals and spending is down more than 50 percent compared to a year ago. Flight cancellations began in February, initially affecting the China market. Then in March, a majority of the flights to the state were cancelled. Most cruise lines also suspended ship operations in U.S. waters on March 13. Overall visitor arrivals are down 53.7 percent in March 2020, year-to-year. Visitor spending is down 52.2 percent.

Yesterday a total of 590 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 187 visitors and 220 residents. There was a total of 14 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday. The next table details interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020

  KONA MAUI O‘AHU LĪHUʻE TOTAL
Crew   2 95 2 99
Intended New Resident     62 2 64
Resident   46 162 12 220
Transit     20   20
Visitor   20 160 7 187
GRAND TOTAL 0 68 499 23 590
Flights 0 1 12 1 14

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4544/043020-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4543/march-2020-visitor-statistics-press-release-final.pdf

 

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

INTERISLAND AIRPORT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FOR APRIL 27, 2020

Arriving Airport

Departing Airport HNL KOA ITO OGG LIH MMK LNY JHM MUE Total

Departing

Honolulu (HNL) 0 175 119 188 111 24 5 2 0 624
Kona (KOA) 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
Hilo (ITO) 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124
Kahului (OGG)   108 9 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 125
Līhuʻe (LIH) 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
Molokaʻi (MMK) 29 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 40
Lānaʻi (LYN) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Kapalua (JHM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Waimea (MUE) 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Total Arriving 364 184 119 211 111 29 6 2 2 1,028

https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/economic/covid19/

 

Department of Transportation:

Identification Credentials, Safety Checks, and Vehicle Registration Updates

Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are being granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for people to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired between March 16, 2020 thru May 31, 2020, are allowed an extension of up to 90-days but the 90 days cannot go past June 30, 2020.

Safety check certificates and stickers expiring on or before May 31, 2020, will remain valid until August 31, 2020. All other safety checks that expire in 2020 will be valid for an additional 3 months after the 2020 expiration date. HDOT is extending the safety check waiver to minimize unnecessary face-to-face interactions and to provide enough time for Periodic Inspection of Motor Vehicle (PMVI) stations, counties, and people to conduct and process safety checks once the stay-at-home order ends.

Motor vehicle registration fees and any applicable penalty fees for late registration have not changed. These funds are necessary to meet the local share of upcoming stimulus projects for road construction and maintenance. You can do renewals for registration by mail, online, or through available kiosks. For more information:

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/04/30/hdot-covid-19-update-identification-credentials-safety-checks-and-vehicle-registrations/

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PDF: COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 30, 2020

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