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Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 15, 2020

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 in Latest Department News

Department of Health:
29 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases
The majority of new coronavirus cases reported by DOH today are associated with community-spread. Of the 29 cases, 27 are on O‘ahu and two (2) are on Hawai‘i Island. All but two of the cases involve adults. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1,292. As of July 14 at 4:30 p.m., there were 31 people hospitalized for COVID-19.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 15, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since


(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 27 986 694
Hawai‘i 2 107 96
Maui 0 133 118
Kaua‘i 0 43 41
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 0 21  
Total 29 1292++  
Total released from isolation   951
Deaths 0 22  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria. ++As a result of updated information one case from O‘ahu was removed from the counts. 

Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 1,830 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive Negative
99,387** 1,290 98,083

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **14 test results were inconclusive

For more tables, charts and visualizations visit the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division:

$11.8 Million Grant to Improve Children’s Mental Health Services
The DOH Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) has been awarded a competitive $11.8 million system of care expansion grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The four-year grant will begin funding services in August 2020.

The grant will focus on enhancing services for approximately 2,400 youth (ages 3-21) with serious emotional disturbance per year statewide. “Now more than ever, it is important for us to work collaboratively with our child-serving partners to protect and improve children’s mental health,” said CAMHD Acting Administrator, Dr. Scott Shimabukuro. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic and other societal stressors will have lasting impacts on the wellness of our children and families. These funds offer the opportunity to use cutting-edge strategies to address this growing crisis in our state.” For more information on CAMHD, visit

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:
2,307 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday
Yesterday, a total of 2,307 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 523 visitors and 928 returning residents. There was a total of 26 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.


Crew 9 24 204 6 243
Transit   2 184   186
Military     185   185
Exempt     105   105
Relocate to Hawai‘i 22 2 88 25 137
Returning Resident 56 87 757 28 928
Visitor 61 42 410 10 523
GRAND TOTAL 148 157 1,933 69 2,307
Flights 2 4 19 1 26

Dan Dennison
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
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Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
Communications Office
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(808) 587-0396