DOH continues to work closely with healthcare providers on Lāna‘i to support community outreach, testing and contact tracing. Two (2) new cases of COVID-19 were added to the islands’ counts today for a total of 98 confirmed coronavirus cases. Next week a team of DOH staff and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) staff will visit Lāna‘i to provide additional on-site support. This group of medical experts plans to identify priority groups for repeat testing and to work with local providers on best ways to implement serial testing. They’ll provide consultation to the school, hospital and businesses on COVID-19 best practices for prevention and mitigation. And the team will provide materials for community education and provide additional outreach and contact tracing activities as needed.
Hawai‘i recorded one additional COVID-19 death. A Hawai‘i island man, in the 70-79 year-old age group had underlying conditions and was in the hospital. His death brings the total count to 216 since the beginning of the pandemic.
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since 2/28/2020 (including new cases)|
|HI residents diagnosed outside of HI||0||70|
Hospitalization count as of 10/29/20 at 2:22 pm: 10-Hawai‘i, 3-Maui, 47-O‘ahu, 0-Kaua‘i
++As a result of updated information, one case from Hawai‘i and one case from Kaua‘i were removed from the counts.