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27th COVID-19 Death Reported as Cases Rise by Triple-Digits

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The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. An investigation into his cause of death continues, and it is recorded as the 27th COVID-19 death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated, “We all extend our condolences to the family and friends of this man. Every death reminds us of how very serious this disease is. Coronavirus can strike down anyone of any age. We can all protect each other and prevent more hospitalizations and deaths.” 

DOH is reporting another day of triple-digit coronavirus diagnosis. 144 cases today, with 139 on O‘ahu and five (5) on Hawai‘i Island. The headlines demonstrate that this is not the time for anyone in Hawai‘i to be letting their guard down: These are some examples of clusters that are under investigation: 

  • 71 cases linked to a series of funeral events 
  • 6 cases linked to a hot yoga class 
  • 12 cases associated with a birthday party 
  • Multiple household & other clusters associated with social interactions 

The majority of new COVID-19 cases continue to be associated with community spread: 24 of today’s newly diagnosed cases and only two associated with travel, though the risk factor for 118 cases are still under investigation. 

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, August 4, 2020  

Island of Diagnosis   New Cases   Reported since   2/28/2020   (including new cases)  
O‘ahu   139  2,221++ 
Hawai‘i   122 
Maui  176 
Kauai  47 
Moloka‘i  
Lana‘i  
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI  23 
Total Cases   144  2,591 
Deaths   27 

++As a result of updated information, one (1) case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts. 

Laboratory* Testing Data   

There were 1,814 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting. 

Total Number of Individuals Tested   by Clinical and State Laboratories   Positive   Negative  
130,712**   2,448  128,244 

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **20 test results were inconclusive  

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