COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health reported 179 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 122 on Oahu, 32 on Maui, 13 on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and 11 residents diagnosed out of state, officials said.

• There have now been 23,908 cases statewide, including 19,580 on Oahu, 2,050 on Hawaii island, 1,505 in Maui County (1,374 on Maui, 106 on Lanai and 25 on Molokai) and 170 on Kauai. A total of 603 residents have been diagnosed out of state. Four cases on Oahu were removed from the counts Thursday due to updated information.

• Five coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and one death on Maui were reported Thursday; all were residents who had underlying health conditions when they were hospitalized with COVID-19.

• The state’s official death toll includes 249 fatalities on Oahu, 45 on Hawaii island, 20 on Maui, one on Kauai and three Hawaii residents who died on the Mainland.

• Maui County clusters in the last 14 days include 108 cases in apartment complexes; 35 cases in restaurants; 31 cases in food suppliers; 10 cases in other occupational settings; six in bars and nightclubs; four in a social gathering; and three in the construction and industrial occupation, according to the state report released 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 violations of quarantine orders to the Maui Police Department:

• Email mpdquarantine@mpd.net.


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