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Coronavirus cases rise to 258 across the State, Maui ticks up to 26

There have been 258 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. Of those cases, 6% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas.  Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 Positive* CasesCumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on April 1, 2020CountyHI ResidentsNon-HI ResidentsTotalHawaii13 (2)4 (0)17 (2)Honolulu163 (17)7 (1)170 (18)Kauai7 (0)5 (0)12 (0)Maui22 (1)4 (0)26 (1)HI residents diagnosed outside of HI  2 …

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Maui Health treats first COVID-19 Case

Per the CDC infection control protocol, Maui Health said in a press release that it can now acknowledge that they are treating its first patient confirmed by the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) as having COVID-19. The patient is currently in isolation and appropriate isolation precautions are in place. Maui Health says that it is handling this case with the utmost …

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Wailuku Man Charged With Burglary, during a Disaster Emergency; made it a Class ‘A’ Felony

On March 31, 2020 at about 12:24 p.m., William Heintz (37), of Wailuku, was arrested and charged for three counts of Burglary of a Dwelling in a Civil Emergency, and Habitual Property Crimes.  Investigation reveals on March 25, 2020, Heintz unlawfully entered two separate residences in Wailuku and stole items valued at about $700.00.  On March 26, 2020, Heintz unlawfully …

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Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. Those who must travel to perform an essential function, including those providing and seeking medical care, will …

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Surveillance images released in Lahaina Substation burglary

Hawaiian Electric’s Maui County operations released surveillance images of a man who broke into its Lahaina Substation along Lahainaluna Road on Friday, March 27 around 7:20 p.m. The man can be seen on the video stealing a 2013 dark green and black 6-seater Polaris Ranger (diesel fuel) and black custom 2-wheel trailer. Anyone who can identify the individual depicted in …

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UPDATE: Hawai`i Reports its First COVID-19 Related Death

This story is developing and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available. The Hawai`i Department of Health is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly O‘ahu man, who tested positive for COVID-19. An additional 20 COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday. All the cases are adults, according to DOH officials. All but one …

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Police: No Citations Issued for Violating Stay-at-Home Order

As of March 27, 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 be …

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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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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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