One additional COVID-19-related death has been reported. The Department of Health’s (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division reports an elderly O‘ahu resident over the age of 60 is the 23rd recorded COVID-19 death in the state. DOH says the male had an underlying condition and had been isolating with family at home. State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said, “We all extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family and friends who have just lost a loved one. Every COVID-19 death is an emotional reminder to be vigilant, wear a face covering, and practice proper social distancing measures. It’s about protecting each other.”
Twenty-three (23) total new cases of COVID-19 were also reported Friday. Twenty on O‘ahu, two (2) on Hawai‘i Island, and one (1) resident was diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 17, 2020
|Island of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since 2/28/2020 (including new cases)||Total in hospitals|
|Residents Diagnosed outside HI||1||22|
Laboratory* Testing Data
There were 1,791 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting.
|Total Number of Individuals Tested by Clinical and State Laboratories||Positive||Negative|
*Electronic Laboratory Reporting **14 test results were inconclusive