Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 553: 12 New Cases, Maui Total is 102
As of noon on Friday, April 17, 2020, there are 553 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 12 new cases. The total includes:
- 7 new cases on Oʻahu for a total of 380 confirmed positive,
- 7 new cases in Maui County for a total of 102 confirmed positive,
- 3 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island for a total of 44 confirmed positive; and
- 0 new cases on Kauaʻi for a total of 21 confirmed positive.
There is now 0 pending cases, where the island of residency has not been determined, which is down by five 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 390 individuals released from isolation; and 48 cases that have required hospitalization.
Maui County has 7 new cases for a total of 102 confirmed positive. Of the 102 cases in Maui County, at least 52 have been released from isolation, and 7 have required hospitalization.
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 41 individuals under investigation.
Two individuals from the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Waiale Road in Wailuku on Maui have been moved to a Department of Health quarantine facility after one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and the other is awaiting test results.
There’s also two home health patients with Hale Makua Health Services and a nursing home resident from Hale Makua Kahului that tested positive for COVID-19.
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