No new COVID in state–and DOH removes 5 from count

Hawaii State Department of Health had positive news in their noon report today.  Not only were no new COVID-19 tests reported, but the Department corrected its records with updated testing information to remove 5 cases from the count.  The report says the state now has 642 cumulative cases (including 10 Hawaii residents on the mainland), the Big Island with 81 (5 active, reported over the past few days), O’ahu with 414 (29 active), Maui with 117 (12 active) and Kaua’i with 20, and although State DOH says 1 is active, Mayor Derek Kawakami has said there are no active cases as all have resolved or the person has left the island.

There have been no additional deaths.

Cumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on May 22, 2020


COVID-19 Positive* Cases

Total Cases 642§ (0 newly reported)
Released from Isolation† 585
Required Hospitalization 84
Deaths 17

By County

COVID-19 Positive* Cases



Total Cases 81 total
Released from Isolation† 76
Required Hospitalization 1
Deaths 0


Total Cases 414 total
Released from Isolation† 385
Required Hospitalization 59
Deaths 11


Total Cases 20 total
Released from Isolation† 19
Required Hospitalization 1
Deaths 0


Total Cases 117‡ total
Released from Isolation† 105
Required Hospitalization 22
Deaths 6

HI Residents diagnosed outside of HI

10 total
Required Hospitalization 1

County Pending

0 total

*Positive cases include presumptive and confirmed cases, and Hawaii residents and non-residents; data are preliminary and subject to change. Note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence.

Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria (Isolation should be maintained until at least 3 days (72 hours) after resolution of fever and myalgia without the use of antipyretics OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset, whichever is longer). (The cases that have died and one case that has left the jurisdiction have been removed from these counts).

One case is a Lanai resident whose exposure is on Maui Island and who will be remaining on Maui Island for the interim.

§As a result of updated testing information, 5 cases were removed from the counts