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163* New Cases of COVID-19 in the state, Nov 21st

10:05 PM · Nov 21, 2020

15 new cases on island via Hawaii DoH. There have been a total of 1,527 (+15) confirmed cases on Hawaiʻi Island according to DoH. There has been 150 cases on island in the last two weeks. As of yesterday, there were 8 hospitalized on the island (HCCD). Department of Health data indicates that the new cases are concentrated in West Hawaii and in many people under forty years old. (HCCD) Hawaii Island Deaths Total: 49 (0) – "7 community at the Hilo Medical Center, 4 community at the Kona Community Hospital, 10 from Life Care Center, per their website, 27 from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home." (HMC, Life Care Center). One fatality is outstanding from classification. Yesterday, 7-day average on test positivity on island was at 1.4%, the state's positivity rate is now at 2%. On Thursday (11.18.20) there were 1,061 tests processed on island. 801 passenger arrivals on island Nov 19th. The most passenger arrivals since March has been 910, arrivals have not changed significantly from the initial Oct 15th reopening 1 month ago. STATE STATS: Total Cases Statewide: 17,098 (+163* today) Cases in the past 14 days: **1,340 Total Hospitalizations: 1,239 (+5) Total Deaths: 231 (+7) NOTE: Only 32 of HI's 48 deaths have been added to records by DoH, there is at least a 1 month delay. NOTE: DoH is now 2 days behind on reporting case numbers, creating a discrepancy. *As a result of updated information, one case on Oahu was removed from the counts. **Using cases reported in the past 14 days provides a rough approximation of the number of cases currently meeting criteria for isolation. This proxy number for “active cases” resolves classification issues for cases unable to be reached or who are out of jurisdiction, for whom precise release from isolation date may not be possible to determine. It is also not influenced by lags in data entry.

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