14 New Cases Statewide; Family Cluster Provides 7 More to Kaua‘i Count – Maui Now

Because contact tracing of a brand new case yesterday, Division of Health investigators comprise identified seven extra obvious cases on Kaua‘i who’re family contributors with the outdated case.

The new cases comprise been already placed in quarantine when they comprise been tested yesterday. Kaua‘i District Health Office is continuous their contact tracing of the family cluster this weekend and identification of extra contacts and testing is ongoing.

Kaua‘i had no cases for ten weeks and this raises the cumulative favor of COVID-19 cases on the island to 29, since March. There are six (6) new cases on O‘ahu and one (1) on Maui for a total of 14 new cases confirmed within the past 24-hours, and a statewide case total of 803.   

Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson stated, “Now we comprise got investigated every case with obvious test results and identified various family clusters over the outdated few days. The identification of these clusters and subsequent investigations resulted within the isolation and quarantine of cases and end contacts. These clusters toughen the importance of declaring safe practices, particularly wearing masks and bodily distancing when assembly with of us outside your rapid ohana.” One of many brand new cases reported on O‘ahu changed into linked to a previously confirmed case, the save apart both of us had attended a home birthday party.”

Say Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park stated, “It’s crucial to retain bodily distancing from those who don’t are dwelling for your family, nonetheless as this and various clusters instruct, coronavirus can even be unfold amongst of us within the the same family. We strongly rush of us to rob care and bodily distance, no topic the setting…indoors or out, or no longer no longer as a lot as position on a veil when around others outside your family.”

Health experts mediate powerful of the spike in COVID-19 cases reported over the last few days is because of the Hawai‘i residents stress-free safe practices, similar to bodily distancing, wearing of face masks and frequent hand washing.

 “All the of us within the family cluster on Kaua‘i comprise been isolated or quarantined promptly, stated Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. The choice to isolate or quarantine at home or in a facility is made collectively with the cases and contacts and the Division of Health. The selection chosen is the one who works easiest for all. Family contacts comprise been tested yesterday, and their results reported at the unusual time. Sorting out of extra contacts will originate this weekend.”

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12: 00 noon, June 20, 2020

Laboratory* Sorting out Knowledge

There comprise been 1,126 extra COVID-19 tests reported via digital laboratory reporting.

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