Department of Health:

One New Case of COVID-19 Reported

One (1) Hawai‘i island adult has tested positive for coronavirus according to the latest count from DOH. The new case comes after three consecutive days of zero (0) positive cases.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 27, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 0 414 394
Hawai‘i 1 82 81
Maui 0 116 104
Kaua‘i 0 20 19
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 10  
Unknown 0 0  
Total 1 644  
Total released from isolation     600
Deaths 0 17  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 518 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting

Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories Positive Negative
45,746** 642 45,089

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **15 test results were inconclusive

Bar graph showing Hawai'i's COVID-19 Epidemic Curve updated May 27, 2020


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

Vacation Rental Performance Report Released

HTA released its monthly Vacation Rental Performance Report Wednesday, and the supply of vacation rentals in Hawai‘i last month was down 62.2 percent, and unit demand was down 97.4 percent compared to the same time last year. On April 7, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that short-term rentals may not operate during this emergency period. The other mayors followed with similar orders, and vacation rentals are not on the state’s list of essential businesses. To view the whole report:

869 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday

Yesterday, a total of 869 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 235 visitors and 322 returning 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, but does not show interisland travel.


Crew 2 110   112
Transit     58   58
Military     52   52
Exempt     44   44
Relocate to Hawai‘i 2 44   46
Returning Resident 15 307   322
Visitor 19 216   235
GRAND TOTAL 38 0 831 0 869
Flights 1 0 13 0 14

Reporting by DBEDT of interisland passenger numbers is currently experiencing an 11-day lag, as recently implemented traveler forms are being processed. Those numbers will be included as they become more current.


Department of Transportation:

New FAQ Section Added to DOT Coronavirus Webpage

The DOT has created a new Frequently Asked Questions section regarding the mandatory 14-day traveler quarantine and airline passenger verification process to help inform the public. Agencies that receive inquiries from the community are also invited to share the information as needed. To access the DOT Coronavirus webpage:


Department of Labor and Industrial Relations:

State Monitoring for Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims

DLIR announced Wednesday it’s monitoring for fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. Multiple states have been victimized by fraudulent claims filed in recent weeks as part of a nationwide scam organized by a cybercrime gang that is believed to have obtained personal information through previous nationwide data breaches. The U.S. Secret Service issued a national alert about this international crime ring committing fraud against state unemployment programs on May 14, 2020. DLIR Director Scott Murakami said, “We are working with our federal, state and local partners to investigate and prevent fraud, while paying benefits to claimants as quickly as possible.” The department was alerted that potentially fake claims may be filed using previously stolen or fraudulent personal information, however, no personal information from claimants have been stolen from the department. The department uses program integrity measures to prevent and identify fraud and is currently coordinating with the Hawaii Bankers Association to identify suspicious accounts.

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PDF: COVID-19 Daily News Digest May 27, 2020