COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments:

• State Department of Health on Friday reported 44 new cases statewide as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 24 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, two on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and two residents diagnosed out of state.

• There have now been 27,399 cases statewide, including 21,892 on Oahu, 2,237 on Hawaii island, 2,256 in Maui County (2,121 on Maui, 108 on Lanai and 27 on Molokai) and 183 on Kauai. A total of 831 residents have been diagnosed out of state. As a result of updated information, one case on Oahu was recategorized to Hawaii island. Two cases on Oahu and one case on Hawaii island were removed from the counts.

• Two new deaths were reported Friday, one each on Oahu and Maui. Both were men in their 60s who were hospitalized and had underlying conditions. There have now been 437 fatalities statewide, including 347 on Oahu, 53 on Hawaii island, 33 on Maui, one on Kauai and three residents who died out of state.

• Maui Community Correctional Center on Friday reported 19 new positive cases and 64 negative results out of 83 inmate tests. There are now 34 active cases at the jail; 11 inmates have recovered.

• DOH said the B 1.429 variant, the dominant strain in California, may be to blame for the uptick in cases on Maui.

• As of Friday, 10 percent of the total population in Maui County had received at least one dose of the vaccine. The county still trailed Kauai (18.9 percent), Oahu (15 percent) and Hawaii island (13.5 percent).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 tips:

• 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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