COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health reports 66 new cases Tuesday, including 59 on Oahu, six on Hawaii island and none in Maui or Kauai counties. One Hawaii resident was diagnosed out of state.

• There now have been 10,844 cases statewide, including 9,782 on Oahu, 599 in Hawaii County, 378 in Maui County (including 15 on Molokai and none on Lanai) and 58 in Kauai County. Twenty-seven cases have been diagnosed out of state. With updated information, one Hawaii island case was removed from the count and one Oahu case was transferred to Hawaii island.

• There was one death reported Tuesday, an Oahu man in the 60 to 69 year age group with underlying health conditions who had been hospitalized. There now have been 100 deaths statewide, including nine in Maui County.

• Only Lt. Gov. Josh Green and two deputy sheriffs in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office remained COVID-19 positive Tuesday. Green’s wife and two children tested negative.

• Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami announced a “resort bubble” program, which would permit visitors to leave their hotel rooms to utilize amenities in the resort’s property — including pools and restaurants — during the mandatory quarantine period. Visitors must agree to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet that will be tracked by the resort. Hotel security will report to Kauai police those who tamper with the bracelet or leave the resort.

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 to the Maui Police Department:

• Email mpdquarantine@mpd.net


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