The man who died was a visitor on Maui from Washington state, the agency said in a press release Sunday. He was between the ages of 40 and 59 and had no previous medical conditions. He had been hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center for an extended time, the state said.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hawaii is now at 580, however, the number rose only by six — up from 574 Saturday, according to the data. Fifty-two cases have required hospitalization and 414 have been released from isolation.
On Sunday, confirmed cases on Oahu rose by three to 385. Maui County now has 106, two more than Saturday. Hawaii County reported one more case, bringing its new total to 62.
Many fewer people are walking the streets of Waikiki during the COVID-19 pandemic. These people were maintaining social distancing on Thursday in front of the Moana Surfrider Hotel.
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Sunday’s reported death brings the total number of coronavirus deaths on Maui to four. The state has been investigating a cluster of cases at Maui Memorial and has isolated 45 people there, including both staff and patients. The state says the outbreak may have started when a health care worker came to work while sick.
The state also reported one more confirmed case related to a cluster among McDonald’s restaurants on Hawaii island, bringing that total to 30.
“The new case is an employee at a third McDonald’s located at 75-5729 Kuakini Hwy. That location has voluntary closed at this time. The total now includes 18 employees and 12 household members,” the state’s press release said.
Hawaii has been under a statewide stay-at-home order since March 25. Beaches are closed, although people can still swim and surf in the ocean, and arriving travelers must comply with a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine or risk jail time and a fine.
These measures and others have stalled the tourism, restaurant, bar and event industries and caused unemployment to skyrocket. More than 200,000 people have filed for unemployment and more are struggling to access the system.
Gov. David Ige is also requiring everyone to wear face masks while conducting essential business.
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