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Last Updated: August 1, 2021, at 3:00 pm HST

As you may know, new stories seem to break almost daily about updates and changes to Hawaii's travel policies, trusted partners that are being added/updated, new travel restrictions being put in place, or county tiers updating to reflect new COVID-19 numbers. This page was created to cover what's happening day-by-day in Hawaii in regards to COVID-19 and the state of Hawaii travel.

Each time there are pertinent Hawaii travel news updates worth sharing with travelers, we'll be sure to update this page.

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John Derrick
Published on: 08-01-2021
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  • According to khon2 news, a recent Univerisity of Hawaii forecast model predicts the Delta variant of the Coronavirus could potentially spike at 600 cases per day on Oahu alone by mid-November. Those figures are higher than the entire state totals for all of 2021, until July 30, 2021, when cases spiked at 622. We're continuing to closely monitor this situation and how it affects both local residents and potential travelers. We'll keep this page and our newsletter updated with the latest we have to share.
  • Governor Ige has announced that as of July 8, 2021, the state of Hawaii will now allow travelers vaccinated in the U.S. to skip quarantine without getting a COVID pre-travel test prior to visiting Hawaii. Please see our Hawaii Vaccinations & Health/Vaccine Passport page for additional information and the steps to take to bypass testing requirements.
  • Governor David Ige announced that as of June 15, 2021, traveling inter-island within Hawaii will no longer require a pre-travel test and there will be no quarantine requirements for inter-island travel. There will be no restrictions flying between islands within Hawaii.
  • Once the state of Hawaii reaches a 70% vaccination rate, the Safe Travels program may be able to conclude. We'll monitor this situation closely and continue to post updates accordingly.
  • On 5/25/21, Governor Ige announced that masks are no longer required outdoors, and that ocean sports would again be allowed in Hawaii. The Governor also added the amended outdoor mask rules are effective immediately and apply to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are still required for all indoor activities ― across the board. Travelers and residents can read more on this story in the local news.
  • A mandatory contact tracing requirement is now in effect for all travelers from both the mainland and interisland to Maui. All travelers to Maui must download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phones. Failure to do so will result in mandatory 10-day quarantine. See our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page and the Maui Special Notice section for additional information.

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Current Hawaii Headlines & News

Week of August 1st - August 7th

Updates for Sunday - August 1, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 60.1% as of August 1, 2021.
  • Today, August 1st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 452 new positive cases. There are 96 new cases on Hawaii Island, 6 on Kauai, 274 on Oahu, 58 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 42862 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 30129; Maui: 4244; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 551; Hawaii island: 4056; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1705; and cases pending, 0. 537 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2710 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 3298 total active cases in the last 14 days.

Week of July 25th - July 31st

Updates for Saturday - July 31, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 60.1% as of July 31, 2021.
  • Today, July 31st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 485 new positive cases. There are 101 new cases on Hawaii Island, 10 on Kauai, 312 on Oahu, 28 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 17 out of state for a cumulative total of 42410 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 29855; Maui: 4186; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 545; Hawaii island: 3960; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1700; and cases pending, 0. 537 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2708 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2996 total active cases in the last 14 days.
Updates for Friday - July 30, 2021
  • According to khon2 news, a recent Univerisity of Hawaii forecast model predicts the Delta variant of the Coronavirus could potentially spike at 600 cases per day on Oahu alone by mid-November. Those figures are higher than the entire state totals for all of 2021, until today when cases spiked at 622. We're continuing to closely monitor this situation and how it affects both local residents and potential travelers. We'll keep this page and our newsletter updated with the latest we have to share.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 60.1% as of July 30, 2021.
  • Today, July 30th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 622 new positive cases; that figure represents the single largest increase in daily cases within Hawaii this year. There are 106 new cases on Hawaii Island, 8 on Kauai, 357 on Oahu, 48 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 69 out of state for a cumulative total of 41925 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 29543; Maui: 4158; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 535; Hawaii island: 3859; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1683; and cases pending, 0. 537 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2694 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2653 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 29th, a total of 34,449 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 23,479 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,288 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11495 arrivals on Oahu, 6798 arrivals on Maui, 2972 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2214 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Thursday - July 29, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 60.0% as of July 29, 2021.
  • Today, July 29th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 234 new positive cases. There are 54 new cases on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai, 137 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 1 out of state for a cumulative total of 41303 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 29186; Maui: 4110; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 527; Hawaii island: 3753; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1614; and cases pending, 0. 534 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2684 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2264 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 28th, a total of 33,415 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 22,907 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,300 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10858 arrivals on Oahu, 6919 arrivals on Maui, 2865 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2265 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - July 28, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.9% as of July 28, 2021.
  • Today, July 28th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 85 new positive cases. There are 14 new cases on Hawaii Island, 3 on Kauai, 46 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 41069 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 29049; Maui: 4092; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 518; Hawaii island: 3699; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1613; and cases pending, 0. 532 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2672 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2185 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 27th, a total of 33,238 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 21,661 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,768 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10210 arrivals on Oahu, 6375 arrivals on Maui, 2835 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2241 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - July 27, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.8% as of July 27, 2021.
  • Today, July 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 162 new positive cases. There are 25 new cases on Hawaii Island, 4 on Kauai, 106 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 15 out of state for a cumulative total of 40984 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 29003; Maui: 4080; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 515; Hawaii island: 3685; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1616; and cases pending, 0. 529 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2657 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2143 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 26th, a total of 33,897 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 22,873 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,224 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10748 arrivals on Oahu, 7006 arrivals on Maui, 2927 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2192 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday - July 26, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.8% as of July 26, 2021.
  • Today, July 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 163 new positive cases. There are 34 new cases on Hawaii Island, 0 on Kauai, 102 on Oahu, 16 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 7 out of state for a cumulative total of 40822 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28897; Maui: 4070; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 511; Hawaii island: 3660; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1601; and cases pending, 0. 529 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2633 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2048 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 25th, a total of 34,894 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 24,137 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,229 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11,381 arrivals on Oahu, 7,057 arrivals on Maui, 3,204 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2,495 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 3,154,969 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 1,367,337 travelers to Oahu, 1,117,614 travelers to Maui, 443,897 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 225,946 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - July 25, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.6% as of July 25, 2021.
  • Today, July 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 276 new positive casesthat's the highest number of new cases in Hawaii since January 2021. There are 65 new cases on Hawaii Island, 6 on Kauai, 163 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 17 out of state for a cumulative total of 40659 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28795; Maui: 4054; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 511; Hawaii island: 3626; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1594; and cases pending, 0. 529 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2631 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1953 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 24th, a total of 37,386 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 28,467 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel; that's the highest number of visitor arrivals since Hawaii's reopening in October 2020. There were also 3,465 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 12,573 arrivals on Oahu, 9,037 arrivals on Maui, 3,797 arrivals on the Big Island, and 3,060 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of July 18th - July 24th

Updates for Saturday - July 24, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.6% as of July 24, 2021.
  • Today, July 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 258 new positive casesthat's the highest number of new cases in Hawaii since January 2021. There are 44 new cases on Hawaii Island, 8 on Kauai, 145 on Oahu, 18 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 13 out of state for a cumulative total of 40383 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28632; Maui: 4035; Lanai: 114; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 505; Hawaii island: 3561; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1577; and cases pending, 0. 527 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2624 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1777 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 23rd, a total of 35,194 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 25,321 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,732 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11,747 arrivals on Oahu, 7,848 arrivals on Maui, 3,062 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2,664 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - July 23, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.6% as of July 23, 2021.
  • Today, July 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 233 new positive cases. There are 40 new cases on Hawaii Island, 12 on Kauai, 149 on Oahu, 9 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 18 out of state for a cumulative total of 40125 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28487; Maui: 4017; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 497; Hawaii island: 3517; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1564; and cases pending, 0. 527 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2609 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1634 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 22nd, a total of 35,135 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 24,758 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,601 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 12,204 arrivals on Oahu, 7,289 arrivals on Maui, 3,046 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2,219 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 3,077,044 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 1,331,636 travelers to Oahu, 1,093,672 travelers to Maui, 433834 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 217,727 travelers to Kauai.
  • We've posted a new blog article addressing the recent Road to Hana traffic and congestion issues.
Updates for Thursday - July 22, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since mid-July 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.5% as of July 22, 2021.
  • Today, July 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 243 new positive cases; that's the highest number of new cases in Hawaii since January 2021. There are 52 new cases on Hawaii Island, 8 on Kauai, 135 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 25 out of state for a cumulative total of 39892 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28338; Maui: 4008; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 485; Hawaii island: 3477; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1546; and cases pending, 0. 527 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2598 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1483 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 21st, a total of 34,419 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 23,844 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,196 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11468 arrivals on Oahu, 7239 arrivals on Maui, 2822 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2315 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - July 21, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. Pre-travel testing partners for the Phillippines have been now been added to the international partner's page. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.4% as of July 21, 2021.
  • Today, July 21th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 163 new positive cases; the second most cases since January 2021. There are 7 new cases on Hawaii Island, 4 on Kauai, 95 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 33 out of state for a cumulative total of 39649 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28203; Maui: 3998; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 477; Hawaii island: 3425; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1521; and cases pending, 0. 524 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2589 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1322 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 20th, a total of 32,994 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 21,896 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,654 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10714 arrivals on Oahu, 6398 arrivals on Maui, 2679 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2105 arrivals on Kauai.
  • Check out our blog post discussing the new transportation options available on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - July 20, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since late June 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.4% as of July 20, 2021.
  • Today, July 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 100 new positive cases. There are 13 new cases on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai, 77 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 3 out of state for a cumulative total of 39486 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28108; Maui: 3988; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 473; Hawaii island: 3418; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1488; and cases pending, 0. 523 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2585 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1235 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 19th, a total of 34,040 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 23,123 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,687 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 10965 arrivals on Oahu, 7022 arrivals on Maui, 2988 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2148 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 3006546 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 1297250 travelers to Oahu, 1072746 travelers to Maui, 425287 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 211088 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Monday - July 19, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since late June 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.3% as of July 19, 2021.
  • Today, July 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 132 new positive cases. There are 22 new cases on Hawaii Island, 4 on Kauai, 81 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 39386 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 28031; Maui: 3981; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 472; Hawaii island: 3405; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1485; and cases pending, 0. 523 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2570 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1169 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 18th, a total of 34,537 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 23,517 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,021 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 11,012 arrivals on Oahu, 6,938 arrivals on Maui, 3,104 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2,463 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 2,983,423 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 1,286,285 travelers to Oahu, 1,065,724 travelers to Maui, 422,299 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 208,940 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - July 18, 2021
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since late May 2021. No additional international partners have been added since late June 2021. We will continue to monitor for additional trusted testing partners.
  • Hawaii's statewide vaccination rate is currently: 59.1% as of July 18, 2021.
  • Today, July 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 164 new positive cases; the most cases reported since January 2021. There are 17 new cases on Hawaii Island, 6 on Kauai, 99 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 23 out of state for a cumulative total of 39254 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 27950; Maui: 3973; Lanai: 112; Molokai: 57; Kauai: 468; Hawaii island: 3383; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 1476; and cases pending, 0. 523 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 2561 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1098 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • Yesterday, July 17th, a total of 36,750 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 27,914 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel; that's the most since Hawaii's reopening in October 2020. There were also 3,213 returning residents. The remainder of the arrivals were a mix of military, airline crew, essential workers, arrivals for other official business, etc. In terms of Vacation/Leisure travel, there were 12404 arrivals on Oahu, 8859 arrivals on Maui, 3649 arrivals on the Big Island, and 3002 arrivals on Kauai.

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