COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health reported 94 new cases Friday, including 74 on Oahu, 14 on Hawaii island, three on Maui, two on Lanai and one on Kauai.

• There have been 15,003 cases statewide, including 13,087 on Oahu, 1,259 in Hawaii County, 523 in Maui County (407 on Maui, 17 on Molokai and 99 on Lanai) and 64 in Kauai County. A total of 70 cases have been diagnosed out of state. As a result of updated information, one case from Hawaii island and one case from Kauai were removed from counts.

• There was one death Friday, a Hawaii island man, 70 to 79 years old with underlying conditions and hospitalized.

• There have been 216 deaths statewide – 168 on Oahu, 31 in Hawaii County, 16 in Maui County and one out of state.

• Three people were hospitalized with COVID-19 at Maui Memorial Medical Center as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

• A team from the state Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be visiting Lanai next week to provide additional on-site support. The group of medical experts will be identifying priority groups for repeat testing and work with local providers to implement serial testing.

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.

• Hawaii Health Department: hawaiicovid19.com.

• CDC: Coronavirus.gov.

To report quarantine violations:

• Email mpdquarantine@mpd.net.


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