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Third case of COVID-19 reported on Maui

The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photo

A third person on Maui has tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Health said on Tuesday afternoon.

Health officials said they had just been informed of the results and did not know whether the case was a visitor or a resident.

State health officials announced four new cases on Tuesday afternoon, including a traveler from the Mainland who tested positive on Hawaii island and two travelers who tested positive on Oahu, one from Japan and the other from the Philippines.

The latest cases come on the heels of Maui’s second case, which was announced Monday afternoon in a visitor who had traveled to Maui on March 7 and developed symptoms March 9. The person is currently in isolation, while their travel partner is in quarantine. Health officials said Tuesday that the visitor was from Texas.

Maui’s first case was an Air Canada flight attendant who arrived on Maui on March 8 and developed symptoms March 9.

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