COVID-19 at a Glance
• State Department of Health reported 107 new cases since 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 75 on Oahu, 12 on Hawaii island, nine on Maui and four on Kauai. Seven residents were diagnosed out of state.
• There now have been 16,841 cases statewide, including 14,506 on Oahu, 1,499 in Hawaii County, 586 in Maui County (463 on Maui, 17 on Molokai and 106 on Lanai) and 86 in Kauai County. A total of 164 cases have been diagnosed out of state. One case on Oahu was recategorized to Hawaii island and another was recategorized to out-of-state.
• State Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that a Hawaii inmate in his 60s incarcerated at Saguaro Correctional Center died Tuesday at an Arizona hospital. The death was not included in Thursday’s statewide count of 223 -173 on Oahu, 32 in Hawaii County, 17 in Maui County and one out of state.
• Gov. David Ige announced that beginning Tuesday, travelers wanting to bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine must have COVID-19 test results from a trusted partner prior to departure to the state.
• Ige also announced that the state’s pre-travel testing program will be expanded to include Canadian travelers in mid-December.
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.