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)|
|HI residents diagnosed outside of HI||6||70|
Hospitalization count as of 10/28/20 at 1:54 pm: 8-Hawai‘i, 3-Maui, 51-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i
++As a result of updated information, one case from Maui was recategorized to Lānaʻi.