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Covid-19 cases on Lānaʻi slowing and Hawai‘i Island cases leveling

by Thunda

The overall statewide daily case average is trending down, at 84 today. There were three (3) new COVID-19 cases reported on Lāna‘i today by DOH. The cumulative total now stands at 97 confirmed cases on the island (reported since Feb. 28). Large social gatherings and household transmission have been identified as the main drivers of this outbreak. Weekend drive-thru testing results are still being reported out. DOH is working closely with Lāna‘i healthcare providers to support community outreach, testing and contract tracing. The hospital is conducting surveillance testing several times a week. There are eight (8) new cases on Hawai‘i Island and teams are conducting door-to-door canvassing to offer testing in affected communities.

While new cases are leveling, deaths continue to increase and two (2) men, both with underlying conditions and both who had been hospitalized have died from coronavirus. Both men were O‘ahu residents. One man between 50-59 years old and the other was older than 80. The state and counties continue to remind people to avoid going out and avoid gathering during Halloween and consider safer alternatives offered at hawaiicovid19.com.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, Oct. 29, 2020 

Island of Diagnosis        New Cases        Reported since         2/28/2020         (including new cases)  
O‘ahu        6013,013
Hawai‘i        81,246
Maui       -1404
Kaua‘i       164
Moloka‘i        017  
Lānaʻi    397
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI       670
Total Cases        7714,911++
Deaths        2215

Hospitalization count as of 10/28/20 at 1:54 pm: 8-Hawaii, 3-Maui, 51-Oahu, 0-Kauai

++As a result of updated information, one case from Maui was recategorized to Lānaʻi.

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