Hawai’i COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 5, 2020

Department of Health:

Total Number of Hawai‘i COVID-19 Cases Rises to 371

Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 are all adults. Maui’s mayor announced a second case on Moloka‘i Saturday night and both of those cases are reflected in the Maui County numbers below. Eleven (11) of the new reported cases are travel-associated, two (2) are community related, and seven (7) are pending further investigation. There is a total of 371 cases reported in Hawai’i since Feb. 28, 2020. DOH reports the number of travel related cases is dropping and of greater concern are community-associated cases. Kaua‘i continues to have only travel-associated cases and Lānaʻi continues to have no reported cases.



Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative
13,536 369 13,155

Twelve (12) test results were inconclusive



County of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation
Honolulu 15 281 63
Hawai‘i 0 22 7
Maui++ 5 43 11
Kaua‘i 1 16 4
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 2  
Unknown** -1 7  
Total 20 371 85
Deaths 0 4  

++Includes two positive case on Molokai. 

**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.



New COVID-19 data graphs now available

New data diagrams are now posted at https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ The new compiled and posted information includes Hawaii COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Age Group and Hawaii COVID-19 Cumulative Number of Reported Lab Tests. These tables are in addition to the chart of the Epidemic Curve and Island Maps of Cases by residence zip code. Hover over the diagrams for details of the data numbers used to compile and update the informative charts.


Use of Cloth Face Masks

More people are using cloth face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. In addition, it is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. Cloth face masks are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing hands often, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

Airline Arrivals Up Slightly Second Day in a Row

Saturday, 683 people arrived in Hawai‘i, up by 55 from Friday arrivals. This includes 106 visitors and 220 residents. Mandatory 14-day, self-quarantine is required for all passengers arriving from out of state and also covers interisland travelers. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel.

Kona Maui O‘ahu Līhu‘e Total
Crew 8 32 151 13 204
Intended New Resident 4 56 60
Resident 10 21 175 14 220
Transit 1 92 93
Visitor 4 8 78 16 106
Grand Total 26 62 552 43 683
Flights 2 4 16 3 25



Department of Defense:

Hawai‘i National Guard Begins Assisting at Airports Tomorrow

Hawaii National Guard (HING) Soldiers and Airmen will be supporting the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) with the medical screening of incoming and departing passengers as well as airline crews, starting tomorrow, April 6 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Hilo International Airport. Support for Kahului Airport, Līhuʻe Airport, and the Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keāhole will start soon. The Guardsmen will be stationed at the passenger arrival gates and TSA security checkpoints to assist HDOT staff with medical screening. Arriving domestic and international passengers and departing interisland passengers will have their temperatures taken to determine if an additional medical screening is necessary. The Guardsmen will not be armed while conducting this support mission. By Monday, 342 Guardsmen will be activated to assist the county and state with civil support missions.


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PDF: COVID-19 Daily News Digest April 5, 2020

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