Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 151: 29 New Cases, Maui Total is 16
As of noon on Saturday, March 28, 2020, the state total count of positive coronavirus cases was 151, including 17 new cases on Oʻahu; 6 new cases on Kauaʻi; 3 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island; and 3 cases pending residency determination.
Maui’s island count remains at 16. The Maui District Health Office notes that as test results come in (expected early this coming week), there may be a spike in the number of new reported COVID-19 cases in the Valley Isle.
There have been 151 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi. Of those cases, 8% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas. There have been no deaths.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports that nationwide, there are 103,321 cases (17,965 new). Total deaths ub the US now stand at 1,668 (422 new). The information provided represents cumulative totals as of 12 p.m. on March 28, 2020.
Update: As COVID-19 spreads globally and nationally, while the majority of cases identified in Hawaii have been introduced into our state by travelers, especially Hawaii residents, we all need 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 Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is urging all residents to act now to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities (see What You Can Do).
HDOH is expanding existing statewide influenza surveillance to include testing for COVID-19 to identify cases of community spread of the new coronavirus. For 263 sentinel surveillance specimens collected between 3/1 and 3/20, all cases were negative for COVID-19 (0% positive). 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 Hawaii 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 our page: If You Become Sick