47 New Cases of COVID In Hawaii Today; Caldwell Demands Bars Shut 3 Weeks

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The Department of Health listed 47 new diagnoses of COVID-19 in the state of Hawaii on Tuesday.

46 of the new cases were diagnosed on Oahu and 1 was diagnosed in Maui County. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now 1,757 in Hawaii, with 526 considered active cases. Two new hospitalizations were also announced today.

Lt. Governor Josh Green says that 47 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, with 15 patients in intensive care.

Tuesday afternoon, Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell asked Governor David Ige for permission to close all bars on Oahu for three weeks. The mayor also asked the governor for a mandatory face mask order, requiring all persons to wear a mask indoors and outdoors everywhere except in their own homes.

The mayor also wishes to limit social gatherings to 10 persons or less.

In further remarks, Caldwell also said he was considering rolling back alcohol cutoff time to 10PM for bars, should they remain open. The Honolulu Liquor Commission retains the power to shut bars for 24 hours that are found to violate city and county of Honolulu orders on social distancing and masks.

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