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Two Additional Deaths Reported, COVID-19 Case Count Reaches Record Number

Two O‘ahu men, both over 60-years-old are the latest victims of COVID-19. DOH also reported Thursday that there are dozens of newly diagnosed cases of coronavirus, which is part of an existing cluster, at the O‘ahu Community Correctional Facility (OCCC). The total count at the facility now stands at 105. DOH is also continuing its epidemiological investigation into a cluster of cases at Honolulu Hale, which now totals 11 individuals, who may have been infected during gatherings at offices during breaks or social get-togethers, according to employees who have been interviewed. DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “With the virus actively being spread throughout the community on O‘ahu, congregate settings like prisons and institutions are at increased risk of introduction and should prepare as PSD and IHS have done. These agencies were ready and stepped into action quickly, working with the DOH on control and prevention measures to protect those at risk and the community. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the latest people to succumb to this disease.” 

DOH Deputy Director Danette Wong Tomiyasu also added, “Hawai‘i is at a critical juncture. We are receiving a record number of new positive cases. Clearly, we can do better. Hawai‘i’s people deserve better. There is an urgent need to do things differently. We need to turn the tide to protect the health and wellbeing of Hawaii residents and to reopen our state.” 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 13, 2020    

Island of Diagnosis    New Cases    Reported since     2/28/2020     (including new cases)    
O‘ahu    343  3,900  
Hawai‘i    4  139  
Maui   7  196  
Kauai   1  52  
Moloka‘i    0  2  
Lana‘i    0  0  
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI   0  23  
Total Cases    355  4,312  
Deaths     40  

Hospitalization count as of 8/12/20 at 5:30 pm: 1-Hawai‘i, 0-Maui, 145-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i  

Laboratory* Testing Data    

There were 3,384 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.   

Total Number of Individuals Tested     by Clinical and State Laboratories    Positive    Negative    
153,617**    4,312  149,277  

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **28 test results were inconclusive    

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