COVID-19 at a Glance
• State Department of Health reports 91 new cases Thursday, including 74 on Oahu, 13 on Hawaii island and two in Maui County. Two residents were diagnosed outside of Hawaii.
• There now have been 13,764 cases statewide, including 12,249 on Oahu, 1,005 in Hawaii County, 411 in Maui County (including 19 on Molokai and none on Lanai) and 59 in Kauai County. A total of 40 cases have been diagnosed out of state. As a result of updated information, one case from Oahu was removed from the counts.
• One death was reported Thursday, a man from Oahu over 80 years old who had an underlying condition and was hospitalized.
• There have now been 184 deaths — 147 on Oahu, 18 in Hawaii County, 18 in Maui County and one out of state.
• One person was hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
• The state’s pre-travel COVID-19 testing program took effect Thursday. Trans-Pacific and interisland travelers can arrive on Maui and avoid a 14-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure. The quarantine on travel between the islands of Maui County was lifted Thursday.
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 quarantine violations:
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org.