Maui County recorded two new cases taking its total to 88, up from 86 on Monday. Four other Hawaii residents have been diagnosed outside of Hawaii. Six Hawaii residents have been diagnosed elsewhere to date.
More than 19,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Hawaii to date. Nearly all samples have been collected by private laboratories.
Anderson said Tuesday the health department has made a request to hire additional people to help in its case investigations.
“We have 30 volunteers on top of our staff, and we’re barely able to keep up,” he told the Senate.
Also on Tuesday, the Healthcare Association of Hawaii made a call out for volunteers to sign up for the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps, called Na Lima Kako‘o. People with or without medical backgrounds are encouraged to apply online.
“While we have not seen a large surge of positive patients, we want to continue to prepare for what may occur in the future,” said Hilton Raethel, the association’s president and CEO.
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