Hawaii health officials reported one new COVID-19 case on Maui and another death on Oahu on Monday.

The Oahu woman who died was older than 65 and had been hospitalized since early April. She had other health conditions.

The state’s documented infection count reached 607, with 16 deaths.

Eleven of the deaths have occurred on Oahu and five on Maui.

Of the 607 infected to date, the majority, or 493 people, have recovered enough to be released from isolation, according to health officials. Five more people were reported to have recovered since Sunday.

According to the Department of Health, 16 people have died due to COVID-19 related complications to date. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The criteria for release from isolation are at least seven days since symptom onset and at least three days since having a fever, according to CDC guidelines.

There were no new hospitalizations reported on Monday. Across the state, 68 people with verified coronavirus infections continue to be hospitalized, according to the Department of Health.

In Hawaii County, one person is hospitalized. On Oahu, 53 people are in the hospital, along with one in Kauai County and 13 on Maui.

The latest DOH figures  from Sunday show 44 people over the age of 60 have been hospitalized for COVID-19 related issues. Department of Health

Of Maui’s 113 documented infections to date, 78 people have been released from isolation.  On Kauai, 19 of 21 verified patients have recovered, and on the Big Island, 49 of the 70 people have recovered.

More than 28,000 people had been tested for the virus as of Sunday.

The Hawaii stay-at-home rule was extended by one month and will stay in effect through the end of May, as well as the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all arrivals. Honolulu County’s stay-at-home order is also in effect through May 31. 

About a quarter of a million people in Hawaii have filed for unemployment benefits as the state’s largely tourism-based economy has nosedived.  

The pandemic has altered many facets of life in the islands, such as traffic, bus ridership, and internet use. Here’s a breakdown of that change, by the numbers.

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