Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 586: 2 New Cases, Maui Total is 110
The Hawai‘i Dept. of Health reports that two additional coronavirus related deaths occurred late last night, bringing the total in the state to 12 since tracking began on Feb. 28, 2020. The deaths occurred on O‘ahu and on Maui and both are men, 65-years-old, or older.
As of noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, there are 586 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 2 new cases, both in Maui County. The total includes:
- 0 new cases on Oʻahu for a total of 385 confirmed positive,
- 2 new cases in Maui County for a total of 110 confirmed positive,
- 0 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island for a total of 64 confirmed positive; and
- 0 new cases on Kauaʻi for a total of 21 confirmed positive.
There are no pending cases, where the island of residency has not been determined, which remains unchanged 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 437 individuals released from isolation; and 56 cases that have required hospitalization.
Maui County has 2 new cases for a total of 110 confirmed positive. Of the 110 cases in Maui County, at least 60 have been released from isolation, and 7 have required hospitalization.
Maui County now has five 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.
- The fourth case was confirmed on April 19, and was an adult male from Washington state in the 40-59-year age group who had no previous medical conditions. State health officials say the man’s exposure history may be travel-related. The man had been hospitalized for an extended period in serious condition at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
- The fifth Maui case occurred overnight and involved a man who had underlying health conditions. He had been in the hospital at Maui Memorial Medical Center since late last year. This person’s death is considered related to the MMMC cluster.
56 Individuals in Maui Hospital Cluster:
There is a COVID-19 cluster on Maui at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. The state adjusted the Maui Hospital cluster count upward to 56 individuals under investigation, including 36 staff and 20 patients. The DOH’s investigation at MMMC continues and DOH officials say “it appears the outbreak may have been driven by a single healthcare worker who was allowed to work while ill.”
Other Highlights for Maui County:
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 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.
*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.