COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health on Monday reported 123 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 90 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, six on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. Five residents were diagnosed out of state.

• There have now been 25,275 cases statewide, including 20,524 on Oahu, 2,128 on Hawaii island, 1,757 in Maui County (1,626 on Maui, 106 on Lanai, 25 on Molokai) and 178 on Kauai. A total of 688 residents have been diagnosed out of state. As a result of updated information, two cases from Oahu were removed, and one case on Oahu was recategorized to Kauai.

• Review of the DOH Electronic Death Registration System reveals 60 unreported COVID-related deaths from August to December, including 51 on Oahu, six on Hawaii island and three on Maui. That pushes the statewide count to 402 fatalities.

• New COVID-19 variant detected in a case on Oahu and one on Maui. The L452R variant is different from the more quickly spreading strains found in the U.K. and South Africa.

• Pukalani Foodland confirmed that 10 employees have tested positive for the virus, while the Maui Humane Society reduced services after an employee tested positive.

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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