Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 541: 11 New Cases, Maui Total is 95

April 16, 2020, 12:07 PM HST · Updated April 16, 12:14 PM
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As of noon on Thursday, April 16, 2020, there are 541 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 11 new cases. The total includes:

  • 4 new cases on Oʻahu for a total of 373 confirmed positive,
  • 3 new cases in Maui County for a total of 95 confirmed positive,
  • 0 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island for a total of 41 confirmed positive; and
  • 0 new cases on Kauaʻi for a total of 21 confirmed positive.

There is now 5 pending cases, where the island of residency has not been determined, which is up by four cases from yesterday’s count.  There were also six cases that are identified as Hawaiʻi residents who were diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health reports that there were 374 individuals released from isolation; and 45 cases that have required hospitalization.

Maui County has 3 new cases for a total of 95 confirmed positive. Of the 95 cases in Maui County, at least 44 have been released from isolation, and 7 have required hospitalization.

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Maui County has had 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. The 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 to 34 individuals under investigation.

There’s also one home health patient with Hale Makua Health Services and a nursing home resident from Hale Makua Kahului that tested positive for COVID-19.  The nursing home resident was one of six residents at the facility who were potentially exposed during their stay at Maui Memorial Medical Center prior to being admitted to Hale Makua Kahului. The nursing home resident who tested positive, initially received a negative test result on April 9. Because this individual was treated on the MMMC unit with the COVID-19 positive cluster of workers, the resident was re-tested on April 13, which resulted in the current positive received on April 15. The resident is currently asymptomatic and in isolation.  Out of an abundance of caution, all employees who had any contact with the patient are also self-isolating and have been tested.

There was also a confirmed case of a physical therapy worker at the Kula Hospital who tested positive for COVID-19.  A total of 16 individuals who received care were tested and so far, no positive cases have been reported as a result.

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.

*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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