Forty-five tested negative, 2 confirmed for coronavirus in Hawaii

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A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation on February 28, 2020 in Nutley, New Jersey. The facility develops novel therapies for some of the worlds most difficult diseases. At least 53 countries have reported cases of infection. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center has updated its numbers.

As of March 13, 2:30 p.m. 45 people who were under investigation tested negative, seven are under investigation currently pending results, and 27 are self-monitoring with the Department of Health supervision. Of those who are self-monitoring, 24 are on Oahu and three are on Maui.

There has only been two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii.


Below is the terminology used to describe COVID-19 related situations:

Presumptive Positive: A presumptive positive result is when a patient has tested positive by a public health laboratory, but results are pending confirmation at CDC. For public health purposes, a presumptive positive result using the CDC test is treated as a positive.

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by the Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with the Department of Health staff.


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