COVID-19 at a Glance
• State Department of Health reports 160 new cases Thursday, including 137 on Oahu, 20 on Hawaii island and three on Maui. Kauai had no new cases.
• There now have been 11,105 cases statewide, including 10,015 on Oahu, 623 in Hawaii County, 381 in Maui County (including 15 on Molokai and none on Lanai) and 58 in Kauai County. Twenty-eight cases have been diagnosed out of state. The Health Department notes that the totals could be higher due to repeat tests on the same person.
• Four deaths were reported on Oahu on Thursday – three women and one man, all with underlying health conditions and hospitalized. Two of the women were in the 70 to 79 age group and the third was in the 80 to 89 age group. The man was between 60 and 69 years old.
• There have now been 107 deaths, including 94 on Oahu, nine in Maui County, three in Hawaii County and one out of state.
• Two Maui COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Wednesday afternoon.
• State Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said public schools would start combining in-person and remote learning in the second quarter, which begins Oct. 12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.