Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 106, Includes 11 New Positive
As of noon on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the state total count of positive coronavirus cases was 106, including 8 new cases on Oʻahu; one new case on Maui; and two cases of residents of the state of Hawaiʻi who were diagnosed outside of the state. Maui’s island count is now 14.
There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in Hawaiʻi to date.
As COVID-19 spreads globally and nationally, while the majority of cases identified in Hawaiʻi have been introduced into the state by travelers, especially Hawaiʻi residents, the Department of Health is reminding the public of a need for all to practice social distancing (i.e., maintaining at least 6 ft distance or 2 arm’s length from others) as well as other important infection prevention measures (e.g., wash hands, clean surfaces regularly) to prevent widespread community transmission.
“Social distancing can reduce the spread of disease, prevent our healthcare system from being overburdened, and protect the most vulnerable members in our community from infection. If you get sick, please stay home—get rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you are older or have an underlying medical condition and become ill, call your doctor,” the DOH advises.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health is urging all residents to act now to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities (see What You Can Do).
The Department of Health is expanding existing statewide influenza surveillance to include testing for COVID-19 to identify cases of community spread of the new coronavirus. For more information see: COVID-19 Sentinel Surveillance.
Screening is being conducted at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) by local and federal authorities to identify travelers that require quarantine.
Anyone arriving in Hawaiʻi is being placed under mandatory quarantine and must stay home and monitor their health for 14 days from the time they arrived.
If you being to experience symptoms of COVID-19, jump to the following page: If You Become Sick