Mon. 4/13 COVID-19 Daily Update


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COVID Cases Today

World: Cases: Cases: 1.9M .  Deaths: 120k

USA: Cases: 581k.  Deaths: 23.6k.  Total Tested: 2.9M

Hawaii: Cases:  504(+4).  Deaths: 9.  Hospitalized: 44. Recovered: 315


Hawaii sees just 5 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 504 (Hawaii New Now, Apri, 13 ,2020)

On Monday there were only 5 new cases reported, on Sunday it was 13 new cases, Saturday 21 new cases.


Hawaii’s Not Ready For A Wave Of Evictions Caused By The Pandemic (Civil Beat, April 13, 2020)

In the context of unprecedented unemployment and economic disruption, the article discusses some of the limited federal protection for federal backed mortgaged landlords and their renters and paints a picture of how renters and landlords may approach evictions, paying rent and tenancy based on their pragmatic financial self-interests.  The article reports on calls from lawmakers and stakeholders for extensive moratoriums on evictions or foreclosures, the newly formed Honolulu Tenants Union wants a blanket permanent forbearance on all rent and mortgages for the length of the emergency.


AUW launches rent, utility assistance program to meet ‘unprecedented’ need (Hawaii News Now, April 13, 2020)

Aloha United Way’s launched a $1.25 million program to help families in need with rent and utilities. AUW estimates that will be able to help about 900 families. For more information on the program, call 211 or visit


Hawaii explores deterring tourists by limiting hotel reservations (Star Advertiser, April 13, 2020)

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Incident Commander Kenneth Hara said today that Gov. David Ige’s administration is exploring further stemming the flow of visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic by disrupting their ability to make hotel reservations.