Hospital COVID-19 cases grow to 45 by midday today
Maui Health Systems said that Maui Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 cases increased to 24 patients and 21 health care workers as of noon Wednesday.
The total was 36 midday Tuesday.
Also, the hospital has performed 637 tests on employees, with 602 negative results, 21 positive and 14 pending.
“We are continuing our one-time testing of all patients, employees and providers,” hospital spokeswoman Tracy Dallarda said in a statement. “The purpose of this testing is to understand the prevalence of the virus in our hospital. Because our patients, employees and providers are a direct reflection of our community, it will also provide a valuable estimate of viral incidence on Maui and help identify symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and allow us to further isolate, quarantine and limit further transmission.”