DOH reports 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing statewide total to 120


HONOLULU (KHON) — The Department of Health reported 14 new cases of coronavirus; 10 on Oahu, 2 on Hawaii Island, and 2 on Maui. This brings the statewide total to 120.

None of the new cases required hospitalization.

Here is the current breakdown of positive cases:
Hawaii County: 7
Honolulu: 87
Kauai: 5
Maui: 16
Unknown/Pending: 3
Hawaii residents identified outside of Hawaii: 2
Total: 120
Required Hospitalization: 8
Deaths: 0

Kauai officials were informed late Friday afternoon of two new positive coronavirus test results, which county officials said bring the island total to seven.

The first new case is an adult visitor who was on Kaua‘i from March 20 to March 24 and fell ill during that time. The adult was tested on March 24, shortly before departing to return home to New York. The second new positive case is an adult resident who traveled to Las Vegas and fell ill during his trip. He returned to Kaua‘i on March 17 and was tested on March 24. The resident has been home since returning from the trip and remains at home in isolation at this time.

Yesterday, state officials held a press conference to discuss measures being taken by the Department of Health, Department of Transportation, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. DOH Director Bruce Anderson responded to a frequently asked question about the patients who are recovering or have recovered from coronavirus, saying that since Hawaii has had no coronavirus-related deaths, the recovery rate is 100% at this point in time.

On Tuesday, the DOH recanted a death previously reported to be the result of coronavirus, saying that the initial COVID-19 test was misread, and that further tests showed no sign of infection.

We will continue to update this story as details emerge.

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