COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported a record-high 109 new cases on Wednesday, including 98 on Oahu, nine on Maui and two on Kauai.

• There now have been 1,865 cases statewide, including 1,516 on Oahu (one case was removed due to updated information), 163 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 116 on Hawaii island and 47 on Kauai. Twenty-three residents have been diagnosed out of state.

• There have been a total of 26 deaths statewide, including six on Maui.

• Gov. David Ige and county mayors looking into restricting social gatherings and possibly closing bars, which have been associated with cases on Oahu.

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.


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