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108* NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE STATE, DEC 30TH

10:12 PM · Dec 30, 2020

2 new cases on island via Hawaii DoH. There have been a total of 1,873 (+2) confirmed cases on Hawaiʻi Island according to DoH. There has been 126 cases on island in the last two weeks. 3 hospitalized on the island via last report (HCCD). Hawaii Island Deaths Total: 51 – "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). Three fatalities are outstanding from classification. Dept of Health is two days behind on the 7-day average tracking of test positivity; the latest positivity rate is at 1.2% on island, and the state's positivity rate was at 2.5%. On Saturday, (12.26.20) there were 237 tests processed on island. 1,538 passenger arrivals on island Dec 28th. On December 26th there were 2,333 passenger arrivals, surpassing the previous record for most arrivals since the March and the start of the 14 days quarantine. Passenger arrivals have held steady following Christmas, perhaps being held at higher levels by the ongoing eruption of Kilauea. STATE STATS: Total Cases Statewide: 21,209* (+108 today) Cases in the past 14 days: 1,578 Total Hospitalizations: 1,458(+6) Total Deaths: 285 (0) NOTE: Dept of Health on Big Island are at least a 1 month behind in processing deaths. DoH now lists 44 deaths of 51 reported by HCCD. *As a result of updated information, two cases on Oahu was removed from the counts.

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