Hawaii COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 12, 2020

Department of Health:

One New Case of COVID-19

There is one (1) new case reported today by the DOH. This is an out-of-state resident who was screened at the airport and subsequently tested positive. Complacency is a serious concern as reports of fewer cases inadvertently signals less urgency. Informal gatherings are being observed and people are doing less social distancing and everyone is not wearing a mask. Any success we are seeing now will backslide if everyone in our community does not comply with the safer-at-home order, social distancing, mask-wearing, and other measures to control the spread of coronavirus. State legislators are urged to remind their constituents that maintaining community efforts and sacrifices will allow us to reopen the state. Not complying, could create a second wave of COVID-19 and delay reopening businesses and resumption of travel.

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

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 1 411 376
Hawai‘i 0 75 75
Maui 0 115 90
Kaua‘i 0 21 20
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 11
Unknown 0 0
Total 1 635
Total released from isolation     563
Deaths 0 17  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. Cases that have died and one case that left the jurisdiction have been removed from these counts.

Laboratory* Testing Data

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative
37,045** 632 36,390

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **23 test results were inconclusive.

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

Graph of Confirmed Community Associated and Unknown COVID-19 Cases as of May 11, 2020

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

893 Passengers Arrive in Hawai‘i

Yesterday, 893 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 286 visitors and 339 residents. The following table shows passenger numbers coming into the state. The table in the DBEDT section shows interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020

KONA MAUI O‘AHU LĪHUʻE TOTAL
Crew 6 131 137
Intended New Resident 2 85 87
Resident 37 302 339
Transit 44 44
Visitor 18 268 286
GRAND TOTAL 0 63 830 0 893
Flights 0 1 13 0 14

*Visitors are people who do not have a Hawai‘i ID, including essential healthcare workers, essential federal workers, former residents like mainland college students coming to stay with family, military on temporary assignment and leisure travelers.

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4580/051220-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

 

Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

INTERISLAND AIRPORT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES FOR MAY 8, 2020

Arriving Airport

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

Departing

Honolulu (HNL) 0 145 140 162 110 36 4 0 0 597
Kona (KOA) 220 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 246
Hilo (ITO) 267 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 267
Kahului (OGG) 383 19 0 0 0 34 2 0 4 442
Līhuʻe (LIH) 304 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 304
Molokaʻi (MMK) 45 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 66
Lānaʻi (LYN) 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 8
Kapalua (JHM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Waimea (MUE) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total Arriving 1,223 164 140 214 110 70 6 0 4 1,931

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

 

Department of Defense:

Team Hickam Salutes First Responders in Statewide Flyover

The Hawai‘i Air National Guard and 15th Wing Active Duty Airmen from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will perform a flyover throughout the State on Thursday, May 14, around 11:00 a.m. The flyovers are scheduled above most of Hawai‘i’s large hospitals and major metropolitan areas in a salute to all frontline workers battling COVID-19, as well as those staying home to “flatten the curve.” The flyover will feature all locally-based U.S. Air Force planes, including a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker and a four-ship flight of F-22 Raptors. These aircraft were already scheduled for training flights, so the flyover comes at no additional cost to the taxpayer. The flight path was coordinated with Hawai‘i State officials as well as the Federal Aviation Administration. The altitude of the flyover will vary between 2,500 and 3,000 feet above ground level. 154th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Dann Carlson said, “This event will recognize the hard work that everyone in Hawai‘i has already accomplished to keep Hawai‘i’s COVID cases among the lowest in the nation, while also acknowledging the need for continued vigilance. These flyovers are meant to provide hope and reaffirm confidence in our state and nation while emphasizing the Air Force’s enduring commitment and support to the people of the State of Hawai’i.” Residents watching should do so from the safety of their homes while adhering to social distancing guidelines and should refrain from traveling to see the flyovers.

For more information:

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-team-hickam-salutes-hawaiis-first-responders-health-care-facilities-with-statewide-flyover/

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PDF: COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 12, 2020

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