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Posted on Mar 10, 2021 in COVID-19, Latest Department News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates

The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Available Across Hawai‘i

Initial public reaction to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Hawai‘i has been very positive, highlighting its value in the fight against COVID-19. Its proven ability to reduce severe illness and hospitalization after just one shot makes it an attractive option for people across the state.

Those who are currently eligible under the state’s vaccination plan can choose the single-shot Johnson and Johnson regimen by completing a survey:

Demand for vaccines is still greater than supply. Therefore, only people age 70 and older and those in phase 1a and 1b of the vaccination plan are currently eligible. However, vaccinations will soon be available to everyone age 65 and older and those in phase 1c.

Hawai‘i has received just one shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The current supply is limited. However, we expect that additional shipments will be allocated to Hawai‘i in the coming weeks.

Hawai‘i is receiving a growing number of the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. Research shows all three products offer effective protection against COVID-19. While people now have more choice than ever, health professionals urge people to accept whatever product they can get. For more information on vaccine eligibility and availability by island:

48 New COVID-19 Cases and Three More Deaths Reported

DOH reports 48 new cases of coronavirus today and three additional deaths on O‘ahu.

1 man, 50-59 yrs, underlying conditions, hospitalized

1 woman, 50-59 yrs, underlying conditions, hospitalized

1 man, 80-89 yrs, underlying conditions, hospitalized

This report includes cases up until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control Division website daily:

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. March 8, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

O‘ahu 29 22,174
Hawai‘i 5 2,294
Maui 9 2,365
Kaua‘i 0 186
Moloka‘i 0 27
Lānaʻi 0 108
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 5 869
Total Cases 48 27,023++
Deaths    3 448

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 3/9/21 – Hawai‘i-0, Maui 12, O‘ahu-11, Kauaʻi-0

++As a result of updated information two cases from O‘ahu were removed from the counts.

Department of Public Safety

Statewide Inmate Testing Continues

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) reports seven (7) more inmates have recovered. That brings the total inmate recoveries to 50 and drops the total active positive inmate count to 33. All other facility inmate populations are clear of the virus. The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reported 22 negative inmate results. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:

10,199 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday

Yesterday, a total of 10,199 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 5,774 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 1,277 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

To view more:

Helpful Resources

Trusted Testing and Travel Partners:
The state of Hawai‘i only accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners. For the full list of domestic trans-Pacific, inter-county, international and airline partners or information on how to become a Trusted Testing Partner, go to:

Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview:
Email: [email protected]
Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII

COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Hawai‘i and FAQs:
Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332

COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

Kaua‘i County:
Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage:
To report violators:
Vaccine Information:

Maui County:
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:
To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]

Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
Critical infrastructure and medical travel request: 
To report violators: 808-935-3311

City & County of Honolulu:
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Interisland passengers arriving on O‘ahu are not subject to the mandatory quarantine.
To report violators: 808-723-3900 or [email protected]  

Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Lead Public Information Officer

Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center

[email protected]

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

[email protected]

(808) 587-0396