Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 371: 20 New Cases, Maui Total is 43
As of noon on Sunday, April 5, 2020, there are 371 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 20 new cases. Of the total cases in Hawaiʻi, 6% have required hospitalization, and more than 80% were residents returning from other areas.
Maui has five new cases for a total of 43 confirmed positive. Of the 43 cases on Maui, at least 11 have been released from isolation and one has required hospitalization.
The Maui count includes a resident of the rural community of Hāna in East Mauiand two residents of Molokaʻi , one of whom is being treated on the island of Oʻahu. The Island of Lānaʻi in Maui County continues to have no reported cases.
Additional new cases were identified on Oʻahu where there were 15 new cases for a total of 281 on that island. Hawaiʻi Island had no new cases for a total of 22. Kauaʻi’s count increased by 1 from yesterday to 16 COVID-19 positive cases. Kaua‘i continues to have only travel-associated cases.
State officials say 11 of the new reported cases are travel-associated, two are community related, and seven are pending further investigation.
DOH reports the number of travel related cases is dropping and of greater concern are community-associated cases.
*includes presumptive and confirmed cases, data are preliminary and subject to change; note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence.
†Isolation should be maintained until at least 3 days (72 hours) after resolution of fever and myalgia without the use of antipyretics OR at least 7 days have passed since symptom onset, whichever is longer.
LABORATORY TESTING DATA
HAWAI‘I COVID-19 COUNTS AS OF 12 NOON, APRIL 5, 2020
Use of Cloth Face Masks
More people are using cloth face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. In addition, it is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. Cloth face masks are not a substitute for physical distancing, washing hands often, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:
Airline Arrivals Up Slightly Second Day in a Row
Saturday, 683 people arrived in Hawai‘i, up by 55 from Friday arrivals. This includes 106 visitors and 220 residents. Mandatory 14-day, self-quarantine is required for all passengers arriving from out of state and also covers interisland travelers. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel.
Department of Defense:
Hawai‘i National Guard Begins Assisting at Airports Tomorrow
Hawaii National Guard (HING) Soldiers and Airmen will be supporting the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) with the medical screening of incoming and departing passengers as well as airline crews, starting tomorrow, April 6 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Hilo International Airport. Support for Kahului Airport, Līhuʻe Airport, and the Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keāhole will start soon. The Guardsmen will be stationed at the passenger arrival gates and TSA security checkpoints to assist HDOT staff with medical screening. Arriving domestic and international passengers and departing interisland passengers will have their temperatures taken to determine if an additional medical screening is necessary. The Guardsmen will not be armed while conducting this support mission. By Monday, 342 Guardsmen will be activated to assist the county and state with civil support missions.