Hawai‘i Coronavirus Total Now 607, 16th Death Reported: Maui Total Cases Rise by 1 to 113
As of noon on Monday, April 27, 2020, there are 607 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 1 new case located in Maui County.
The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the 16th death associated with the coronavirus in the state. The 16th death is an Oʻahu woman who is over 65-years-old and had underlying conditions and had been hospitalized since early April. The department is investigating whether the mode of infection was travel-related or community-associated. State officials extend their condolences to the family and friends of the latest victims of this disease.
Last night, a 15th death was reported, involving an O‘ahu man, over the age of 65, with underlying health conditions. He had been in the hospital since early March and his infection was presumed to be community associated.
To date, 493 people have recovered including 78 in Maui County. This means there are 114 active cases in the state and 35 active cases in Maui County.
- 0 new case on Oʻahu for a total of 396 confirmed positive,
- 1 new cases in Maui County for a total of 113 confirmed positive,
- 0 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island for a total of 70 confirmed positive; and
- 0 new cases on Kauaʻi for a total of 21 confirmed positive.
- 0 new case of a Hawaiʻi resident who were diagnosed outside of Hawaiʻi for a total of 7 confirmed positive.
- 0 pending cases, where the island of residency has not been determined, which remains unchanged from yesterday’s count.
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health reports that there were 493 individuals released from isolation; and 68 cases that have required hospitalization.
Maui County’s count remains at 113 confirmed positive. Of the 113 cases in Maui County, at least 78 have been released from isolation, and 13 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 on Monday April 20 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.
57 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 57 individuals under investigation on Saturday, including 37 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:
A joint statement was released on Wednesday evening, April 22, from Mayor Michael Victorino and Merriman’s Kapalua restaurant confirming the location of the grouping from March, which consisted of three COVID-19 positive individuals and between 65 and 100 exposed contacts. Health officials say the grouping does not currently pose a significant risk to the community.
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. The asymptomatic resident who had tested positive has completed the required 14-day quarantine and is still showing no symptoms of COVID-19, however, additional tests will be administered to confirm recovery. As for the home health cases, one client has been released from isolation and is recovering and the other client is in quarantine.
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.