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MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Maui confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 20

There have been 175 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. Of those cases, 7% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas. There have been no deaths. CountyHI ResidentsNon-HI ResidentsTotal  Hawaii8 (1)4 (1)12 (2)  Honolulu110 (11)6 (0)116 (11)  Kauai7 (1)5 (0)12 (1)  Maui16 (4)4 (0)20 (4)HI residents diagnosed outside of HI  2 (0)Pending  13 (6)    Total Required Hospitalization: 12 (0)Total …

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Minit Medical Urgent Care Works to Relieve Pressure on Maui’s Healthcare Community

Minit Medical Urgent Care is committed to serving the community and relieving stress on the hospital in all three of our Maui locations throughout the pandemic.  They are offering a mix of video visits, drive-up services, and in-clinic visits for all Maui urgent care needs.  Minit Medical continues to test for COVID-19, via video visit and drive-up testing, which keeps …

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So far, no arrest or citations issued for violating stay-at-home orders, Maui Police say

As of March 27, 2020, Maui Police Department has not issued any citations or had any arrests regarding the emergency declaration. Maui Police Officers have been educating the public on the rules and orders set forth, to gain voluntary compliance.   Unfortunately, there are those within the community that continue to violate the rules and orders. Maui Police Department will …

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HECO warns of rash of scam calls; Maui victim loses hundreds of dollars

Scammers are trying to capitalize on coronavirus fears by pretending to be Hawaiian Electric – which serves customers on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island – and threatening to disconnect customers’ electric service unless “overdue” bills are not paid. Don’t be scammed and please just hang up! Earlier today, a Maui customer lost hundreds of dollars after a scammer …

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First day of quarantined travel, Maui only saw 136 passengers

Yesterday, 1,589 passengers arrived in Hawai‘i on the first day of the state’s 14-day mandatory self-quarantine for all incoming passengers. Of that number, 268 people were visitors, and most of them were either crew members or returning residents. In comparison, last year at the end of March, more than 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawai‘i daily, including residents and visitors. This …

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Additional Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 Scheduled

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will take place again on Monday, March 30, at War Memorial Gym parking lot located at 700 Halia Nakoa Street in Wailuku. Persons with respiratory symptoms and a history of contact with other ill persons must call to make an appointment. Callers will be screened to see if they are eligible for testing and will be given …

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Hawaiian Airlines Focuses on Critical Flights, Cargo Services as it Further Adjusts Network

Hawaiian Airlines is reducing its April flight schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a commitment to continue offering its guests and cargo customers essential service within the Hawaiian Islands and between Hawai‘i and California and the U.S. territory of American Samoa. The airline will maintain a reduced but still robust schedule of Neighbor Island flights, while bolstering all-cargo service …

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State Recalls Initial COVID-19 Related Death as Test Proves to be Negative

The Hawai`i Department of Health reports that a misread COVID-19 test resulted in the false announcement of the State’s first virus related death. Officials with DOH say internal communication of a COVID-19 test at the State Department of Health resulted in the report being misread. A retest of samples was then conducted and it came back negative for COVID-19. The …

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UPDATE: Tsunami Watch Called Off Following 7.5M Quake Near Kuril Islands

Updated at 5:54 p.m. The Tsunami Watch for Hawai`i has been called off. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center officials reported that the earthquake did not generate a tsunami for Hawai`i. Updated at 5:37 p.m. The United States Geological Survey has downgraded the earthquake to a 7.5 magnitude. A Tsunami Watch continues for the State of Hawai`i as Pacific Tsunami Warning Center …

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DOE: School Will Remain Closed to Students Through April 30

The Hawaii State Department of Education announced on Tuesday that school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen.  “I want to thank each and every one of the Department’s 44,000 employees for working in new ways …

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