Just three new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Hawaii Saturday, capping off a week in which the daily number of new people testing positive in the state never went above single digits.

One more person was hospitalized in Maui County, according to the state Department of Health. There have been 68 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 so far.

There were no new deaths reported on Saturday.

The three new cases brings the state’s total number of cases to 604.  

Maui Memorial Medical Center . Emergency room area. 3 aug 2016.
One more person who had tested positive for COVID-19 has been hospitalized in Maui County. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

The DOH also reported a case of a Hawaii resident who tested positive on the mainland, bringing that total to 7.

More People Removed From Isolation

Additionally, 19 more people were released from isolation Saturday.

A total of 482 cases, or 79% of those who have tested positive have been released from isolation. People qualify to be released from isolation if at least a week has passed since their symptoms began and at least three days have passed since they had a fever.


The DOH lowered the number of reported cases in Maui County on Saturday to 112. The department had previously reported Friday that the total number of cases had been 113.  A DOH spokesperson said that case involved an Oahu resident, not someone from Maui. 

There are 69 cases on the Big Island. Kauai County has 21 cases, a number that has not moved in 2 weeks.

Since early April, a majority of confirmed cases have been related to infections in some community clusters throughout the state as opposed to people who had been traveling, according to DOH data.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is preparing to extend Oahu’s stay-at-home order until May 31. Caldwell has already outlined a plan for how businesses could open throughout May and the coming months.

This is a developing story. Check back to Civil Beat for the latest updates.

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