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Hawaii COVID-19 News & Headlines

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COVID-19 Travel Updates for Hawaii

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Last Updated: October 27, 2021, at 11:30 am 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: 10-27-2021
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  • Governor Ige has now formally made a brief announcement welcoming tourism back to the islands of Hawaii. On October 19, 2021, at an event on the Big Island at Kona airport, Governor Ige, joined by Mayor Mitch Roth, said, "Beginning November 1, 2021, we want to invite and encourage fully vaccinated visitors and residents to travel for business or leisure, Transpacific or interisland."
  • 'Vaccine Pass' programs are now in effect on Maui and Oahu as of mid-September 2021.
    • According to Hawaii News Now, beginning September 13, 2021, all customers wishing to enter Oahu restaurants, bars, gyms, and other Oahu establishments will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
    • Beginning September 15, 2021, vaccine cards will be required to dine indoors at Maui restaurants. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has said, "Customers will be required to show vaccination, vaccination cards, or some sort of verification. And those who don't have it, if they have outside seating, they're allowed to sit outside and/or takeout."
  • 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.
  • 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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Hawaii COVID-19 Cases - Last 14 Days

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases - Last 14 Days

Current Hawaii Headlines & News

Week of October 24th - October 30th

Updates for Wednesday - October 27, 2021
  • Today, October 27th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 184 new positive cases. There are 31 new cases on Hawaii Island, 32 on Kauai, 99 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 2 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 83706 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57647; Maui: 9470; Lanai: 144; Molokai: 240; Kauai: 2586; Hawaii island: 10964; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2655; and cases pending, 0. 889 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4682 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1733 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 71% as of October 27, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 26th, a total of 19,480 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 10,334 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,573 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 4378 arrivals on Oahu, 3306 arrivals on Maui, 1393 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1257 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - October 26, 2021
  • Today, October 26th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 74 new positive cases. There are 19 new cases on Hawaii Island, 12 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 2 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 83522 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57548; Maui: 9460; Lanai: 142; Molokai: 239; Kauai: 2554; Hawaii island: 10933; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2646; and cases pending, 0. 888 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4664 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1679 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 71% as of October 26, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 25th, a total of 21,935 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,282 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,905 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 5188 arrivals on Oahu, 4014 arrivals on Maui, 1677 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1403 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday - October 25, 2021
  • Today, October 25th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 97 new positive cases. There are 28 new cases on Hawaii Island, 7 on Kauai, 42 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 12 out of state for a cumulative total of 83448 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57512; Maui: 9458; Lanai: 142; Molokai: 239; Kauai: 2542; Hawaii island: 10914; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2641; and cases pending, 0. 888 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4657 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1665 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.9% as of October 25, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 24th, a total of 22,364 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,607 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,853 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 5205 arrivals on Oahu, 4248 arrivals on Maui, 1691 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1463 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 4,662,559 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2,047,136 travelers to Oahu, 1,590,350 travelers to Maui, 628,317 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 396,580 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - October 24, 2021
  • Today, October 24th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 163 new positive cases. There are 40 new cases on Hawaii Island, 12 on Kauai, 93 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 10 out of state for a cumulative total of 83351 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57470; Maui: 9450; Lanai: 142; Molokai: 239; Kauai: 2535; Hawaii island: 10886; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2629; and cases pending, 0. 888 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4648 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1686 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.7% as of October 24, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 23rd, a total of 25,970 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 18,098 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,862 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 6942 arrivals on Oahu, 6123 arrivals on Maui, 2689 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2344 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of October 17th - October 23rd

Updates for Saturday - October 23, 2021
  • Today, October 23rd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 168 new positive cases. There are 44 new cases on Hawaii Island, 9 on Kauai, 96 on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and -2 out of state for a cumulative total of 83188 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57377; Maui: 9442; Lanai: 142; Molokai: 239; Kauai: 2523; Hawaii island: 10846; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2619; and cases pending, 0. 885 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4642 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1719 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.7% as of October 23, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 22nd, a total of 22,916 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,061 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,700 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 6548 arrivals on Oahu, 4677 arrivals on Maui, 2017 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1819 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - October 22, 2021
  • Today, October 22nd, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 134 new positive cases. There are 34 new cases on Hawaii Island, 6 on Kauai, 70 on Oahu, 7 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 16 out of state for a cumulative total of 83020 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57281; Maui: 9422; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 239; Kauai: 2514; Hawaii island: 10802; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2621; and cases pending, 0. 883 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4629 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1728 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.7% as of October 22, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 21st, a total of 24,371 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,524 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,733 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 7048 arrivals on Oahu, 4793 arrivals on Maui, 1965 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1718 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Thursday - October 21, 2021
  • Today, October 21st, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 156 new positive cases. There are 17 new cases on Hawaii Island, 7 on Kauai, 96 on Oahu, 22 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 82886 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57211; Maui: 9415; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 238; Kauai: 2508; Hawaii island: 10768; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2605; and cases pending, 0. 880 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4619 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1798 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.6% as of October 21, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 20th, a total of 22,830 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,510 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,193 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 6322 arrivals on Oahu, 4781 arrivals on Maui, 1732 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1675 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - October 20, 2021
  • Today, October 20th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 139 new positive cases. There are 32 new cases on Hawaii Island, 10 on Kauai, 71 on Oahu, 20 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 82730 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57115; Maui: 9393; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 238; Kauai: 2501; Hawaii island: 10751; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2591; and cases pending, 0. 876 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4610 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1936 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.4% as of October 20, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 19th, a total of 21,440 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,757 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,721 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 4874 arrivals on Oahu, 4010 arrivals on Maui, 1479 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1394 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - October 19, 2021
  • Governor Ige has now formally made a brief announcement welcoming tourism back to the islands of Hawaii. On October 19, 2021, at an event on the Big Island at Kona airport, Governor Ige, joined by Mayor Mitch Roth, said, "(Beginning November 1, 2021), we want to invite and encourage fully vaccinated visitors and residents to travel for business or leisure, Transpacific or interisland."
  • Today, October 19th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 80 new positive cases. There are 6 new cases on Hawaii Island, 2 on Kauai, 42 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 16 out of state for a cumulative total of 82591 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57044; Maui: 9373; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 237; Kauai: 2491; Hawaii island: 10719; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2586; and cases pending, 0. 876 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4595 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1968 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.4% as of October 19, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 18th, a total of 24,944 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 12,787 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 6,991 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 5730 arrivals on Oahu, 3885 arrivals on Maui, 1679 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1493 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday - October 18, 2021
  • Today, October 18th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 117 new positive cases. There are 29 new cases on Hawaii Island, 13 on Kauai, 54 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 8 out of state for a cumulative total of 82511 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 57002; Maui: 9359; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 237; Kauai: 2489; Hawaii island: 10713; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2570; and cases pending, 0. 876 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4592 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 1991 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70.2% as of October 18, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 17th, a total of 28,195 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,737 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 9,520 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 5434 arrivals on Oahu, 4725 arrivals on Maui, 1871 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1707 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 4,562,215 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 2,004,467 travelers to Oahu, 1,557,833 travelers to Maui, 615,065 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 384,674 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Sunday - October 17, 2021
  • Today, October 17th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 144 new positive cases. There are 39 new cases on Hawaii Island, 11 on Kauai, 76 on Oahu, 8 on Maui, 1 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 9 out of state for a cumulative total of 82394 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56948; Maui: 9346; Lanai: 141; Molokai: 237; Kauai: 2476; Hawaii island: 10684; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2562; and cases pending, 0. 872 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4587 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2051 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70% as of October 17, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 16th, a total of 30,655 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 19,336 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 6,002 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 7361 arrivals on Oahu, 6567 arrivals on Maui, 2766 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2642 arrivals on Kauai.

Week of October 10th - October 16th

Updates for Saturday - October 16, 2021
  • Today, October 16th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 140 new positive cases. There are 38 new cases on Hawaii Island, 10 on Kauai, 72 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 82250 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56872; Maui: 9338; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 237; Kauai: 2465; Hawaii island: 10645; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2553; and cases pending, 0. 866 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4575 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2208 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70% as of October 16, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 15th, a total of 27,100 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 16,672 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,939 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 7095 arrivals on Oahu, 5191 arrivals on Maui, 2252 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2134 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Friday - October 15, 2021
  • Today, October 15th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 156 new positive cases. There are 34 new cases on Hawaii Island, 11 on Kauai, 92 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 5 out of state for a cumulative total of 82110 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56800; Maui: 9324; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 236; Kauai: 2455; Hawaii island: 10607; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2548; and cases pending, 0. 862 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4569 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2337 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 70% as of October 15, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 14th, a total of 25,804 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 15,907 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,108 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 6999 arrivals on Oahu, 4895 arrivals on Maui, 2140 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1873 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Thursday - October 14, 2021
  • Today, October 14th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 164 new positive cases. There are 46 new cases on Hawaii Island, 8 on Kauai, 87 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 8 out of state for a cumulative total of 81954 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56708; Maui: 9310; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 236; Kauai: 2444; Hawaii island: 10573; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2543; and cases pending, 0. 857 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4552 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2543 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 69.9% as of October 14, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 13th, a total of 23,596 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 14,261 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 3,915 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 6048 arrivals on Oahu, 4655 arrivals on Maui, 1785 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1773 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Wednesday - October 13, 2021
  • Today, October 13th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 127 new positive cases. There are 29 new cases on Hawaii Island, 5 on Kauai, 68 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 14 out of state for a cumulative total of 81790 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56621; Maui: 9296; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 235; Kauai: 2436; Hawaii island: 10527; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2535; and cases pending, 0. 851 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4536 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2716 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 69.8% as of October 13, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 12th, a total of 21,840 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,888 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,001 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 4890 arrivals on Oahu, 3941 arrivals on Maui, 1654 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1403 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Tuesday - October 12, 2021
  • Today, October 12th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 49 new positive cases. There are 6 new cases on Hawaii Island, 4 on Kauai, 36 on Oahu, 2 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 0 out of state for a cumulative total of 81663 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56553; Maui: 9285; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 235; Kauai: 2431; Hawaii island: 10498; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2521; and cases pending, 0. 845 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4518 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 2834 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 69.6% as of October 12, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 11th, a total of 22,664 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 11,812 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 5,848 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 5168 arrivals on Oahu, 3695 arrivals on Maui, 1481 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1468 arrivals on Kauai.
Updates for Monday - October 11, 2021
  • Today, October 11th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 113 new positive cases. There are 18 new cases on Hawaii Island, 10 on Kauai, 69 on Oahu, 10 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 0 on Molokai, and 6 out of state for a cumulative total of 81614 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56517; Maui: 9283; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 234; Kauai: 2427; Hawaii island: 10492; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2521; and cases pending, 0. 845 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4510 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 3012 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 69.6% as of October 11, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 10th, a total of 22,518 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 13,335 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 4,062 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 5710 arrivals on Oahu, 4383 arrivals on Maui, 1559 arrivals on the Big Island, and 1683 arrivals on Kauai. In total, since Hawaii's reopening on October 15, 2020, there have been 4,458,602 visitor arrivals for vacation; including 1,961,472 travelers to Oahu, 1,524,164 travelers to Maui, 601,116 travelers to Hawaii's Big Island, and 371,674 travelers to Kauai.
Updates for Saturday - October 10, 2021
  • Today, October 10th, the Hawaii Department of Health reported 218 new positive cases. There are 34 new cases on Hawaii Island, 28 on Kauai, 121 on Oahu, 16 on Maui, 0 on Lanai, 1 on Molokai, and 18 out of state for a cumulative total of 81501 cases statewide. Total cases per island: Oahu: 56448; Maui: 9273; Lanai: 140; Molokai: 234; Kauai: 2417; Hawaii island: 10474; Hawaii residents outside of the state, 2515; and cases pending, 0. 841 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Hawaii. In total, - 4498 individuals required hospitalization, and there have been 3155 total active cases in the last 14 days.
  • No additional domestic U.S. trusted pre-travel trans-pacific partners have been announced, added, updated, or removed since August 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: 69.3% as of October 10, 2021.
  • Yesterday, October 9th, a total of 25,631 people arrived in Hawaii from out of state. A total of 18,152 people indicated they came to Hawaii for vacation or leisure travel. There were also 2,295 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 7265 arrivals on Oahu, 6207 arrivals on Maui, 2289 arrivals on the Big Island, and 2391 arrivals on Kauai.

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