COVID-19 at a Glance
• State Department of Health reports 152 new cases Thursday, 148 on Oahu, three on Maui and one on Hawaii island as of noon. The state health director indicated that the total may actually be a lot higher due to a medical reporting system malfunction.
• There have now been 2,914 cases statewide, including 2,541 on Oahu, 180 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 123 on Hawaii island and 47 on Kauai. Twenty-three residents have been diagnosed out of state.
• Two more deaths associated with the coronavirus statewide were reported, bringing the total to 29, including six on Maui.
• Gov. David Ige announced a partial reinstatement of the 14-day quarantine for interisland travel from Tuesday to Aug. 31. Travelers to Maui, Kauai and Hawaii counties will need to quarantine; the quarantine does not affect travelers to 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.
• Wear 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 to the Maui Police Department:
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org.