COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health reports 70 new cases Monday, including 70 on Oahu, seven on Hawaii island, two on Molokai and one on Maui.

• There have now been 10,779 cases statewide, including 9,723 on Oahu, 594 in Hawaii County, 378 in Maui County (including 15 on Molokai and none on Lanai) and 58 in Kauai County. Twenty-six cases have been diagnosed out of state. With updated information, one Oahu case was transferred to Maui and another Oahu case was removed.

• DOH reports no deaths Monday, but 25 deaths associated with positive coronavirus results still are pending receipt of records. There have been a total of 99 deaths statewide including nine in Maui County.

• Gov. David Ige said the trans-Pacific pre-travel testing plan likely will be pushed back from the Oct. 1 tentative start date.

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.

Methods for preventing illness include:

• 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 :

• Email mpdquarantine@mpd.net.


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