Data Creates Knowledge.
We need good data — and accurate analysis of what our data means — so we can make sense of the numbers and our progress. Our team of healthcare professionals, policy experts and economists are working each day to interpret the COVID-19 data available, and, thanks to our best-in-class analysts and visualization specialists, help us see what’s working so we can make informed choices in our daily lives.
Metrics that mean something to you.
Numbers alone don’t tell us the whole story. After careful study of the best models available, we identified six metrics that give residents the information we need to make better decisions for our health:
Weekly average of new cases. Shows if we’re spreading or containing the virus.
Weekly percentage average of positive tests. Indicates if we’re trending up or down.
ICU occupancy rate. Tells hospitals’ bed capacity to handle severe cases.
Rate of transmission. Tells the average number of people contracting the virus from a single positive person.
Activities driving infection. Shows the situations in which the virus is transmitted.
Economic pulse index. Indicates recovery progress from the COVID economic recession, where 100 means full return to pre-pandemic activity.
More analysis. Better understanding.
Our dashboard, created by the expert analysts at the Hawaiʻi Data Collaborative and University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, takes information published by the State Department of Health, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and county government to give you a clearer understanding about how we’re managing COVID-19. We can see through our models how the virus is impacting our residents, how our behavior is influencing community spread, the capacity within our healthcare systems and the effect on our economy.
Partners who form the Hawaiʻi COVID Collaborative — healthcare professionals, policy experts and economists — enhance our understanding of the data through weekly analysis videos, providing you with valuable insights to make decisions that keep you safe.
Models we follow.
Different mathematical models and data sets offer unique and helpful perspectives. We read a variety of state and nationwide analytics, including: