Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 258: 34 New Cases, Maui Total is 26
As of noon on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, there are 258 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 34 new cases. Maui has one new case for a total of 26 confirmed positive.
Additional new cases were identified on Oʻahu where there were 25 new cases for a total of 182 on that island. Hawaiʻi Island also had three new cases, bringing the total on the Big Island to 18. Kauaʻi’s count remained unchanged from yesterday at 12 COVID-19 positive cases.
There are 18 outstanding COVID-19 positive cases that are pending residency determination.
State officials reported Hawaiʻi’s first COVID-19 related death yesterday. State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said the individual was identified as an older adult male resident of Oʻahu who was hospitalized with multiple medical issues.
New information reveals that the first death from COVID-19 has been confirmed as an older adult O‘ahu resident who had recently traveled from Las Vegas.
DOH reports 34 new COVID-19 cases today — one is a minor and 33 are adults. The majority of cases are residents (26), one (1) is a visitor and seven (7) are unknown and pending investigation. There are now a total of 258 presumptive or confirmed cases in the state.
Of those cases statewide, 6% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas.
Community Surveillance testing has conducted roughly 380 tests to date on representative samples from every island with one (1) positive result on O‘ahu, reinforcing there is limited and localized community spread on O‘ahu.
LABORATORY TESTING DATA
|Total Number of Individuals Tested
by Clinical and State Laboratories
HAWAI‘I COVID-19 COUNTS AS OF 12 NOON, APRIL 1, 2020
|County of Diagnosis||New Cases||Reported since
(including new cases)
|Total Released from Isolation|
|Residents Diagnosed outside HI||0||2|
While the majority of cases identified in Hawaiʻi have been introduced into the state by travelers, especially Hawaiʻi residents, the Department of Health is urging the public to practice social distancing (i.e., maintaining at least 6 feet distance or two 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 the community (see What You Can Do).
If you begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19, jump to the following page: If You Become Sick