DOH: Two new COVID-19 cases on Oahu

The state Department of Health reported two new COVID-19 cases on Oahu on Monday, bringing the statewide case total to 634.

Of the cases statewide, 561 people have recovered and been released from isolation, according to the department.

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On Hawaii Island, 74 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since Feb. 28. Just one person remained in isolation as of noon Monday, according to the department. One person has required hospitalization.

Case totals for Oahu increased to at 410 while Maui and Kauai counties remained at 117 and 21, respectively.

Eleven of the cases are Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state of Hawaii.

Statewide, the coronavirus-related death toll stands at 17 — 11 on Oahu and six on Maui.

Hawaii has been under a statewide stay-at-home order since the last week of March to slow the spread of the disease. Since the same week, it has also been requiring all those arriving in the state and traveling between the islands to observe 14 days of quarantine. The now-termed “safer-at-home” order remains in effect through the end of May.

Gov. David Ige on Monday again asked the state to remain vigilant in order to stay on the right track, continuing to flatten the curve. Hawaii has reported fewer than three new cases each of the past four days, with no new cases reported last Friday.

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“We’ll lose all of our progress and the sacrifices you’ve all made if we see a surge in COVID-19 cases. All of your work will have been meaningless,” he said.

The governor further noted the state has received numerous reports of people not following social distancing guidelines and not wearing masks while in close proximity to others.

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