COVID-19 at a glance
• Hawaii’s 18th death from COVID-19, an elderly Honolulu man, was reported Friday. It is the first death since May 3. There have been 12 deaths on Oahu and six on Maui.
• State reports 17 new cases Friday, including 14 on Oahu, one on Kauai and two residents diagnosed outside the state.
• Hawaii’s total is now 866; one case was removed due to updated testing information. The total includes 608 on Oahu, 122 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 86 on Hawaii island and 34 on Kauai. There are 16 cases of residents diagnosed out of state.
• State Department of Transportation will open up Hana Highway in East Maui to the general public on Wednesday.
• There were 108 arrivals on two flights to Maui – 54 were residents and 40 were visitors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on identifying COVID-19:
• Fever and cough are symptoms.
• Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider immediately.
• Keep track of symptoms.
• If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away.
• Some people who are not showing symptoms could have the illness.
Prevention is the best method for preventing illness. This includes:
• 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.
• Wearing a face mask in public settings. The mask is intended to protect others.
• Social distancing, stay 6 feet apart from others.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
For more information:
• Call 211 or text (877) 275-6569 for general questions about coronavirus.
• Hawaii Health Department: hawaiicovid19.com.
• CDC: Coronavirus.gov.
To report violations of quarantine orders:
• Call (808) 468-9952.