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COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health reported 150 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 111 on Oahu, 26 on Maui, five on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and seven out of state, officials said.

• There have now been 24,058 cases statewide, including 19,691 on Oahu, 2,055 on Hawaii island, 1,531 in Maui County (1,400 on Maui, 106 on Lanai, 25 on Molokai) and 171 on Kauai. A total of 610 residents have been diagnosed out of state.

• No new deaths were reported Friday. The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll remains at 318, including 249 fatalities on Oahu, 45 on Hawaii island, 20 on Maui, one on Kauai and three residents who died on the Mainland.

• Hawaii is averaging 154 daily new cases, with a test positivity rate of 2.8 percent, while Maui County is averaging 29 new daily cases with a positivity rate of 2.8 percent.

• Free drive-thru testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

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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