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2nd COVID Death in Hawaii
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Current Situation in Hawaii

From Hawaii DoH, April 2, 2020

There have been 285 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. Of those cases, 5% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas. 

Update: COVID-19 is spreading globally, nationally, and now locally. We have identified the first death in a person who had COVID-19 and are in the process of investigating the circumstances of this death.

While the majority of cases identified in Hawaii have been introduced into our state by travelers, especially Hawaii residents, we all need to practice social distancing (i.e., maintaining at least 6 ft distance or 2 arm’s length from others) as well as other important infection prevention measures (e.g., wash hands, clean surfaces regularly) to prevent widespread community transmission. Social distancing can reduce the spread of disease, prevent our healthcare system from being overburdened, and protect the most vulnerable members in our community from infection.  If you get sick, please stay home—get rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you are older or have an underlying medical condition and become ill, call your doctor.

Novel Coronavirus in Hawaii
COVID-19 Positive* Cases
Cumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on April 2, 2020

  Change from 04/1/2020† Reported since 2/28/2020
Statewide    
Total Cases 27 285
  Released from Isolation†† 3 72
  Required Hospitalization 0 15
  Deaths 1 2
     
BY COUNTY
Hawaii  County    
Total Cases 0 18
  Released from Isolation†† 0 6
  Required Hospitalization 0 0
  Deaths 0 0
     
Honolulu County    
Total Cases 24 206
  Released from Isolation†† 3 52
  Required Hospitalization 0 14
  Deaths 1 2
     
Kauai County    
Total Cases 0 12
  Released from Isolation†† 0 3
  Required Hospitalization 0 1
  Deaths 0 0
     
Maui County    
Total Cases 1 27
  Released from Isolation†† 0 11
  Required Hospitalization 0 0
  Deaths 0 0
     
HI Residents diagnosed outside of HI 0 2
County Pending 2 20

*includes presumptive and confirmed cases, data are preliminary and subject to change; note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence.
†Pending cases are reclassified to appropriate categories as more information is collected
††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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