DOH reports no new COVID-19 cases on Big Island

State health officials Monday reported 90 new cases of COVID-19, none of which were on Hawaii Island.

With the new cases, all of which were on Oahu, the statewide total reached 12,203, according to the noon update by the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center. Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties saw their total case counts hold steady at 700, 59, and 388, respectively.

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Of the known cases in Hawaii to date, some 1,988 of those cases are still considered active. That includes 108 of the known cases on Hawaii Island. An active case is defined as an individual who has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being monitored by the Department of Health.

Statewide, 819 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalization, including 40 on Hawaii Island, according to the center’s noon update.

The center reported no new deaths Monday. Of the 132 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed and reported to date among Hawaii residents, 107 were on Oahu, nine were on Maui, 15 were on Hawaii Island, and one was a Kauai resident receiving treatment in Arizona at the time he died.

Hawaii County Civil Defense reported no new deaths Monday. To date, 28 Hawaii Island residents, including 26 residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, have died from the novel coronavirus. The state has yet to confirm the last 13 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Safety said Monday it will begin mass testing for COVID-19 at all correctional facilities across the state.

The broad-based testing at the neighbor island jails began Monday with the testing of staff at Kauai Community Correctional Center. All 53 staff test results were negative, according to the department.

The order of the facilities next in line for inmate testing is still being worked out. The Halawa Correctional Facility on Oahu is also undergoing staff testing this week with the help of the Hawaii National Guard.

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The department is conducting mass-testing at its facilities across the state after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Oahu Community Correctional Center sickened more than 400 inmates and staff. One new case was announced Monday among a staff member at the Oahu facility. To date, 373 have recovered.

On Hawaii Island, just one staffer at Kulani Correctional Facility and one inmate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. All 164 inmates tested last week at Kulani Correctional Facility received negative results.

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