COVID-19 at a Glance

• The state reported 20 new cases Thursday, 17 on Oahu and three cases on Hawaii island. Most of the Oahu cases were associated with identified cases or clusters, the COVID-19 Joint Information Center said.

• The state count is now 946. Maui County has 125 cases (with two on Molokai and none on Lanai); Oahu, 676; Hawaii island, 90; and Kauai, 38. There have been 17 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state.

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