COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments:

• DOH reports six new cases in Hawaii, including one on Maui.

• 95 confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Hawaii: 68 on Oahu, 13 on Maui, five on Hawaii island, five on Kauai and four with locations pending.

• Mayor proposes $869.8 million budget that would cut homeowner taxes and set aside $10 million to fight the coronavirus.

• DHHL director announces deferral of mortgage payments for six months.

• University of Hawaii extends application deadline for Manoa, Hilo and West Oahu campuses.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel recommendations:

• Avoid all nonessential travel to China, Iran, most European countries along with the United Kingdom and Ireland. Entry of foreign nationals from these locations has been suspended.

• Avoid all nonessential travel to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey.

• Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel.

• All travelers should monitor their health and practice social distancing for 14 days after returning home.

• Defer cruise travel worldwide.

Prevention includes:

• Getting a flu shot.

• Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after nose-blowing, coughing or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

• Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid contact with people who are sick; stay home if sick.

For more information:

• Call 211 or text (877) 275-6569 for general questions about coronavirus.

• Hawaii Health Department: hawaiicovid19.com.

• CDC: Coronavirus.gov.


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