One new COVID case in the state, on Maui

The State Department of Health reports one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state, in Maui County.  That brings the state’s total to 643.  Maui County’s cumulative count is 118, with 105 released from isolation (13 active), O’ahu has 414 cumulative with 388 released (26 active), Kaua’i has 20 cumulative with none active according to Mayor Derek Kawakami but 1 active according to State DOH,  and 81 cumulative for Hawaii County, with 77 released fro isolation and 4 active cases.

Hawaii has 17 deaths, but none for more than 2 weeks.  Dr. Josh Green, the State’s Lieutenant Governor, says Hawaii has the lowest per capita deaths in the country.  He says the state also is doing well in testing, with 43,252⁣ tests so far.

Green is encouraging most businesses to begin reopening, subject to county regulations, and Mayors from Kaua’i, Maui County, and City and County of Honolulu have asked for and received concurrence from Gov. David Ige to have many businesses reopen.  Gov. Ige said earlier this week in press conferences that he’s considering letting interisland travel resume, and L.G. Green has said he’s encouraging moving forward with developing plans to do so by June 1.

Cumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on May 23, 2020

Statewide

COVID-19 Positive* Cases

Total Cases 643 (1 newly reported)
Released from Isolation† 589
Required Hospitalization 84
Deaths 17

By County

COVID-19 Positive* Cases

 

HAWAII COUNTY

Total Cases 81 total
Released from Isolation† 77
Required Hospitalization 1
Deaths 0
 

HONOLULU COUNTY

Total Cases 414 total
Released from Isolation† 388
Required Hospitalization 59
Deaths 11
 

KAUAI COUNTY

Total Cases 20 total
Released from Isolation† 19
Required Hospitalization 1
Deaths 0
 

MAUI COUNTY

Total Cases 118‡ total
Released from Isolation† 105
Required Hospitalization 22
Deaths 6
 

HI Residents diagnosed outside of HI

10 total
Required Hospitalization 1
 

County Pending

 

0 total

*Positive cases include presumptive and confirmed cases, and Hawaii residents and non-residents; data are preliminary and subject to change. Note that CDC provides case counts according to states of residence.

Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria (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 10 days have passed since symptom onset, whichever is longer). The cases that have died and one case that has left the jurisdiction have been removed from these counts.

One case is a Lanai resident whose exposure is on Maui Island and who will be remaining on Maui Island for the interim.

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