COVID-19 at a Glance

• The state reports 18 new cases on Tuesday, one in Maui County, one in Kauai County and 15 on Oahu. There is one case pending residence. The Maui case was a traveler returning from the Mainland who developed symptoms.

• The state count is now 917. One case was removed from Oahu during updating. Maui County has 123 cases; Oahu, 652; Hawaii island, 87; and Kauai, 38. There have been 16 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

• There have been 18 deaths — six on Maui and 12 on Oahu.

• The Hana Highway checkpoint restricting travel into Hana to residents-only will remain up today as the county awaits word from Gov. David Ige on extending the checkpoint. Last week, the state Department of Transportation said the checkpoint will be coming down.

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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