Hawai'i COVID-19 Joint Information Center's daily news digest for Wednesday, July 2, 2020
Department of Health:
20 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported
Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday by DOH. The cases include 17 from Honolulu, most which were associated with identified cases or clusters, as well as three (3) cases on Hawai‘i Island. Community outreach and testing activities are ongoing.
With the 4th of July holiday weekend quickly approaching, DOH wants to remind everyone to wear masks and to continue practicing physical distancing. One reported cluster the DOH is monitoring involved people that had gathered and shared food at a potluck. This serves as a reminder that COVID-19 is still in our communities and everyone should follow proper guidelines to reduce the risk of catching the virus and spreading it to others. Other tips to keep in mind include avoid gathering in large groups altogether, washing your hands properly, and always stay home when you’re sick.