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Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency to stop updating COVID dashboard on weekends, holidays

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Screenshot of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency's COVID-19 Information Hub from Friday, March 4, 2022.

The Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency will stop updating its online COVID-19 data dashboard on the weekends and state and federal holidays.

The HI-EMA dashboard — officially referred to as the COVID-19 Information Hub — includes testing and positivity rates, daily case counts and seven-day averages, and total deaths from COVID.

The state health department compiles that data and will continue to provide that information on its website. When asked if the department will continue to publish COVID reports daily, DOH spokesperson Brooks Baehr said via email, "We are evaluating and are likely to change the frequency of our data reporting soon."

HI-EMA’s dashboard also includes hospitalization data from other sources. As the omicron surge subsides, more weight is being given to hospital data and its effect on the healthcare system.

The agency said that since that data shifts less rapidly, it allows for a safe transition to weekday-only reporting.

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