HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 1, 2021
Division of Well being:
Every day and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates
The charts under shall be included within the Every day Information Digest, Monday-Friday.
29 New COVID-19 Instances
DOH reviews 29 new circumstances of coronavirus. This report contains circumstances up till Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Full knowledge is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Illness Outbreak & Management Division web site day day: hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. Feb. 27, 2021
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Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 2/27/21 – Hawai‘i-2, Maui 10, O‘ahu-18, Kauaʻi-1
Hawaiʻi Awaits Nationwide Pointers on Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
On Saturday, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccination. With this authorization, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is anticipated to concern suggestions on who ought to obtain the vaccine and the way it must be distributed.
“Right this moment’s announcement validates the FDA’s findings that this vaccine is secure and efficient at stopping extreme sickness, hospitalization, and demise,” Hawai‘i State Well being Director Dr. Elizabeth Char stated. “Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose routine and fewer stringent dealing with necessities will bolster Hawaii’s vaccination efforts. We stay up for reviewing the CDC’s suggestions so we are able to make knowledgeable distribution choices.” Learn the total information launch:
Vaccine Supply Replace:
DOH is anticipating supply of 67,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week.
This contains 28,080 doses of Pfizer vaccines, 27,300 doses of Moderna vaccines, and 11,900 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The primary cargo Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t arrive at present however is anticipated to reach throughout the subsequent few days. All counties will all be receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The 67,280 doses the state expects to obtain this week doesn’t embody an extra 10,380 doses the federal authorities is anticipated to ship on to CVS / Longs this week as a part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
College of Hawai‘i:
UH Mānoa Responding To COVID-19 Instances on Campus
Seven scholar residents from three completely different buildings have examined constructive since final Thursday, and UH Mānoa is working to comprise this obvious COVID-19 virus cluster in on-campus scholar housing. The contact tracing course of has recognized three shut contacts, who’re additionally scholar residents, and decided that eight of the ten college students concerned are linked and have been in social contact with one another. DOH can be investigating.
The 10 college students (7 constructive and three shut contacts) have been quickly moved off campus to isolate and be monitored and cared for. Six of the seven who examined constructive don’t have any in-person courses this semester. The seventh has a hybrid course, however well being officers decided that they had been contaminated after the final time the category met in-person. All the rooms concerned have been closed and constructing widespread areas cleaned and disinfected.
Since April 2020, there have been 92 reported circumstances of COVID-19 on UH’s 10 campuses, 61 at UH Mānoa, the system’s largest campus. Amongst these, 25 have been college students who stay on the Mānoa campus with 14 reported circumstances in fall 2020 and 11 circumstances to this point in spring 2021. There are about 1,400 college students dwelling on campus, about 50 p.c under full capability. Learn extra right here: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/information/article.php?aId=11188
Division of the Lawyer Normal:
Lady Arrested for Quarantine Violation
This morning Particular Brokers from the AG’s Investigations Division arrested a 19-year-old Honolulu lady on fees of violating the state’s obligatory quarantine guidelines.
Cheyenne Nitaya Carter got here again to Honolulu on Feb. 21 with out an exemption and was reported a neighborhood member to be at work. Carter was booked and charged, and her bail was set at $2000.
Division of Enterprise, Financial Growth and Tourism:
Hawai‘i’s Economic system Projected to Develop 2.7 P.c This Yr
DBEDT launched its first quarter 2021 Statistical and Financial Report at present. The division initiatives that Hawai‘i’s financial system will expertise enchancment in 2021, with a projected 2.7 p.c improve in actual gross home product (GDP). That is larger than the two.1 p.c GDP development projected in December 2020. Whereas closing estimates of financial development haven’t been launched but, DBEDT estimates that Hawai‘i’s actual GDP fell roughly 7.5 p.c in 2020, a smaller decline than the 11.7 p.c contraction forecast within the earlier quarter.
- Public, personal, non-profit entities and people in Hawai‘i had been allotted greater than $10.6 billion in federal funds in 2020.
- The second federal financial stimulus bundle of $900 billion offered certified people with a $600 stimulus test, prolonged the supplemental $300 weekly unemployment profit, and allotted further funds for the Paycheck Safety Program. Moreover, laws is being thought of for a 3rd stimulus bundle of $1.9 trillion, that features an extra $1,400 stimulus checks for certified folks. Hawai‘i is anticipated to obtain greater than $7 billion federal funds in 2021.
- The Protected Travels Program introduced in 496,186 guests within the fourth quarter of 2020, representing a restoration of about 20 p.c from the identical interval in 2019. By comparability, customer arrivals between April and September 2020 had been just one.Eight p.c of the identical interval a 12 months earlier.
- As of Feb. 28, 2021, 17.5 p.c of Hawai‘i’s inhabitants had been vaccinated not less than with one shot, larger than the U.S. common at 15 p.c.
DBEDT Director Mike McCartney stated, “It has been one 12 months for the reason that onset of COVID-19 and it’s been a tricky and difficult time for all of us. I can see constructive and inspiring indicators forward for Hawai‘i’s financial prosperity with Hawai‘i’s Protected Travels program absolutely in place and the aggressive rollout of our statewide vaccination program, coupled with the truth that we’ve got the bottom variety of new COVID-19 circumstances within the nation. Given all these indicators, I’m now extra optimistic about Hawai‘i’s social, environmental, and financial prosperity sooner or later.”
The complete information launch is obtainable at: https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/weblog/21-10/
The complete report is obtainable at: dbedt.Hawai‘i.gov/financial/qser/
Division of Public Security
Statewide Inmate Testing Continues
COVID-19 testing is repeatedly being carried out statewide in any respect services. The Maui Group Correctional Heart acquired 16 inmate take a look at outcomes. Of that quantity, 5 (5) had been constructive and 11 had been adverse. The entire energetic constructive inmate circumstances stand at 39. All different correctional facility inmate populations stay away from the virus. The Oʻahu Group Correctional Heart reported one (1) adverse inmate outcomes. Halawa Correctional Facility acquired three (3) adverse workers take a look at consequence. For extra data on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19: http://dps.hawaii.gov/weblog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/
Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
10,501 Passengers Arrive on Sunday
Yesterday, a complete of 10,501 folks arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A complete 5,967 folks indicated they got here to Hawai‘i for trip. There have been additionally 1,616 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival knowledge is derived from knowledge offered the Protected Travels digital system.
Trusted Testing and Journey Companions:
The state of Hawai‘i solely accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Check (NAAT) from an authorized Scientific Laboratory Enchancment Modification (CLIA) lab take a look at outcomes from Trusted Testing and Journey Companions. For the total listing of home trans-Pacific, inter-county, worldwide and airline companions or data on the way to develop into a Trusted Testing Associate, go to:
Protected Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/journey/
E-mail: [email protected]
Name Heart Quantity: 1-800-GO-HAWAII
COVID-19 Vaccine Standing in Hawai‘i and FAQs:
Vaccine Name Heart: 808-586-8332
COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):
Protected Travels Digital Platform:
Vaccine Data: https://www.kauai.gov/vaccine
Maui County journey and COVID-19 data:
To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
Vital infrastructure and medical journey request: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c
To report violators: 808-935-3311
Metropolis & County of Honolulu:
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org
COVID-19 Vaccine Data: http://www.oneoahu.org/vaccine
Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu should not topic to the obligatory quarantine.
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Data Heart