COVID-19

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
The Hawai’i Department of Health (HDOH) has been working with Hawaii’s healthcare facilities to facilitate the development of antimicrobial stewardship capacity in our state …

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May 6, 2021 • Hawaii’s Cluster Reports have a lot of helpful information for the people of Hawaii and have drawn a lot of interest. The Disease Outbreak Control Division has created a new page dedicated to these reports to allow for easier viewing including short summaries of each report.

LATEST CASES IN HAWAI‘I

Total cases: 33834* (83 new)
Hawai’i: 2764
Kaua’i: 307
Lanai: 112
Maui: 3575†
Moloka’i: 46
O’ahu: 25890
Pending: 0
Residents diagnosed outside of Hawai‘i: 1140
Required Hospitalization: 2231‡
Hawaii deaths: 492
Cases in the past 14 days**: 1120
Cumulative totals as of 12:00pm, May 17, 2021
Footnotes

* As a result of updated information, eight cases on Oahu and two cases on Maui were removed from the counts.

**Using cases reported in the past 14 days provides a rough approximation of the number of cases currently meeting criteria for isolation. This proxy number for “active cases” resolves classification issues for cases unable to be reached or who are out of jurisdiction, for whom precise release from isolation date may not be possible to determine. It is also not influenced by lags in data entry. (This total does not include Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii)

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

‡Includes Hawaii residents hospitalized out of state.

How is Hawai‘i Doing at Flattening the Epidemic Curve?

Why Track these Numbers?

The number of Daily New Cases is defined as the count of all newly diagnosed and reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This is the most important number to track to understand how COVID-19 is spreading in the community. When people talk about flattening the curve, they are referring to the graph of new cases reported over time. LEARN MORE »

IF YOU BECOME SICK

If you have symptoms or start to feel sick, stay at home and isolate yourself. Call ahead before seeing a doctor and notify them that you may have COVID-19.

PREVENTION

Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

FOR CLINICIANS

Resources for clinicians: Get the latest updates on testing protocol and specific treatments for COVID-19 infection.