Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 499: 13 New Cases, Maui Total is 84

April 12, 2020, 12:07 PM HST · Updated April 13, 4:23 AM
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As of noon on Sunday, April 12, 2020, there are 499 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 13 new cases.

The total includes 2 new cases on Oʻahu, 4 new cases in Maui County, 5 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island and 2 new cases on Kauaʻi.

There are now 3 pending cases, where the island of residency has not been determined, which is unchanged from yesterday’s count.  There were also two cases earlier that were identified as Hawaiʻi residents who were diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health reports that there were 310 individuals released from isolation; and 44 cases that have required hospitalization.

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Maui County has 4 new cases for a total of 84 confirmed positive. Of the 84 cases in Maui County, at least 40 have been released from isolation, and 7 have required hospitalization.

Maui County now has three COVID-19 related deaths. Maui reported its first COVID-19 related death on Monday, April 6, of an adult male over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions and exposure to travelers. The second Maui death was announced on Wednesday, April 8, and was an unattended death. A third death in Maui County reportedly occurred on April 7, but was reported in the state count on Friday, April 10. This third case involved an elderly individual who was in the chronic care unit.

There is a COVID-19 cluster on Maui at the Maui Memorial Medical Center.  The state adjusted the Maui Hospital cluster count upward on Saturday afternoon to 31 individuals under investigation (at least 27 with a confirmed positive test, see below).

The Maui positive count includes at least one resident of the rural community of Hāna in East Maui and at least two residents of Molokaʻi.

On Saturday, the State Department of Health announced a ninth COVID-19 related death in Hawaiʻi in a woman on Oʻahu, over 65-years-old with underlying medical conditions.

Update on Maui Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 Cluster

Since mid-March through April 7, fifteen (15) healthcare workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) have been identified as COVID-19 positive by MMMC infection control staff. Four (4) patients are under investigation as potentially linked to this cluster. Since April 8 an additional 90 healthcare personnel and 36 patients have been tested. Some results are pending, but an additional seven (7) staff and five (5) patients have tested positive, bringing the total number of people (healthcare workers and patients) under investigation to 31 as of yesterday. By tomorrow the hospital will have notified 194 patients who received care at MMMC by affected healthcare workers. DOH is assisting with telephone outreach and testing of impacted patients and healthcare providers is ongoing.

*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.

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Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, April 12, 2020

** Refers to positive cases that have an unknown county of diagnosis at the time of this report. As more information becomes available for these cases, they are assigned to the proper County of Diagnosis. A negative number indicates the number of previously unknown cases that have now been assigned to a county.

 

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