Sept. 22-28, 2022 COVID-19 update: includes historic reinfection cases – Maui Now

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health reported 12,755 new COVID-19 cases for the week of Sept. 22-28, 2022. This week’s update includes 10,995 historic reinfection cases recorded since the start of the pandemic (earliest reinfection reported September 2020). Additionally, approximately 800 historic cases were added as a result of deduplication processes and cleaning of historic data. The addition of these cases are reflected in the total counts, but do not skew the 7-day daily averages.

During the most recent peak, there were 8,924 new infections reported in a single week, from May 19-25, 2022.

There were seven COVID-19 deaths this week, seven less than what was reported last week. 

*Note: This week’s update includes 10,995 historic reinfection cases recorded since the start of the pandemic (earliest reinfection reported September 2020). Additionally, approximately 800 historic cases were added as a result of deduplication processes and cleaning of historic data. The addition of these cases are reflected in the total counts, but do not skew the 7-day daily averages. PC: state Department of Health

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sept. 28 was 73, according to the latest data issued by the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi. 

As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2022, the latest data available, there were 18 individuals hospitalized in Maui County with COVID-19. Of the 18 hospitalized individuals, nine are vaccinated (with seven boosted), and nine are unvaccinated. None of these patients is in the ICU, and none are on a ventilator.

The number of hospitalized remains below both the 41 reported during the height of the delta surge in August 2021, and the previous omicron high of 56 reported on Jan. 28, 2022.

PC: Maui Health
  • Sept. 22-28, 2022: 7 deaths, 12,755* new infections *(includes 10,995 historic reinfections and 800 historic cases as a result of deduplication and cleaning of historic data).
  • Sept. 16-21, 2022, 14 deaths, 1,132 new infections
  • Sept. 8-15, 2022: 10 deaths, 1,343 new infections
  • Sept. 1-7, 2022: 11 deaths, 1,215 new infections
  • Aug. 25-31, 2022: 12 deaths, 1,777 new infections
  • Aug. 18-24, 2022: 13 deaths, 2,219 new infections
  • Aug. 11-17, 2022: 13 deaths, 2,696 new infections
  • Aug. 4-10, 2022: 14 deaths, 3,189 new infections
  • July 28-Aug. 3, 2022: 21 deaths, 3,689 new infections
  • July 21-27, 2022: 23 deaths, 4,075 new infections
  • July 14-20, 2022: 13 deaths, 4,329 new infections
  • July 7-13, 2022: 11 deaths, 4,464 new infections
  • June 30-July 6, 2022: 20 deaths, 4,381 new infections
  • June 23-29, 2022: 15 deaths, 5,362 new infections
  • June 16-22, 2022: 15 deaths, 5,482 new infections
  • June 9-15, 2022: 9 death, 7199 new infections
  • June 2-8, 2022: 8 deaths, 8,033 new infections
  • May 26-June 1: 6 deaths, 8,124 new infections
  • May 19-25: 5 deaths, 8,924 new infections
  • May 12-18: 12 deaths, 7,149 new infections
  • May 5-11, 2022: 6 deaths, 5,768 new infections
  • April 28-May 4, 2022: 10 deaths, 4,249 new infections
  • April 21-27, 2022: 11 deaths, 3,370 new infections
  • April 14-20, 2022: 17 deaths, 1,736 new infections 
  • April 7-13, 2022: 8 deaths, 1,327 new infections
  • March 31-April 6, 2022: 3 deaths, 1,194 new infections 
  • March 24-30, 2022: 6 deaths, 1,187 new infections
  • March 17-23, 2022: 5 deaths, 827 new infections
  • March 10-16, 2022: 14 deaths, 1,092 new infections
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The latest weekly count includes 1,802 cases on Maui, 1,204 on Hawaiʻi Island, 543 on Kauaʻi, 26 on Molokaʻi, 19 on Lānaʻi, and 42 out of state.  There are 9,092 new COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu.

Of this week’s 12,755 cases, there are 12,098 cases identified as confirmed, and 657 probable cases were added to the count.  The confirmed cases included: 8,744 on O‘ahu (+13 probable); 1,105 on Hawai‘i Island (+135 probable); 1,656 on Maui (+146probable); 520 on Kaua‘i (+14 probable); 25 on Molokaʻi (+1 probable); 19 on Lānaʻi (+0 probable); and 29 Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state (+13 probable).

Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 deaths increased to 1,686 with seven new deaths reported over the week.

In Maui County, the seven day average for new daily cases is 12.4 per 100,000; or an average of 18 per day over the week. The county’s test positivity rate is 7.6%, and the statewide positivity rate is now 5.7%.

The number of “active” cases statewide over two weeks increased to 2,179 up by 19 cases.

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The new cases bring the cumulative total of cases to 355,959 (confirmed and probable) statewide, reported since Feb. 28, 2020.

QUARANTINE UPDATES:

COVID-19 Testing Availability on Maui:

Testing on Maui is available at the following locations:

  • Lahaina: Lahaina Civic Center | Mondays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.‍
  • ‍Kīhei: 1280 S. Kīhei Road (behind Ace Hardware) | Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. ‍
  • ‍Kahului: 348 Lehuakona St. (at Maui Marketplace) | Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Mauliola Pharmacy at the Cameron Center in Wailuku, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Booster shots are also available at the pharmacy, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.)

Additional testing sites throughout the County of Maui are posted here.

Medical advice, treatment options for COVID patients:

Doctors on Call Maui offers information, medical advice, and can discuss treatment options with COVID-19 patients, including those who have self-tested at home. Doctors on Call offers private smartphone or iPhone telemedicine video visits. The telemedicine visits are confidential and covered by insurances. Telemedicine visits are available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information is available at: doctorsoncallmaui.com or call 808-667-7676. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Availability:

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For a comprehensive listing of Maui County vaccination sites and availability, go to mauinuistrong.info/vaccination-locations.

The vaccine clinic at Maui Memorial Medical Center is available on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. to accommodate the booster shot appointments. Additional vaccine sites available during the month are posted here.

22nd COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation; and Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules Available online

*State officials announced a transition plan at the end of April from emergency response to public health management. The Hawai‘i Department of Health transitioned from daily to weekly COVID-19 data reporting effective March 9, 2022. Case counts and vaccination updates are now published every Wednesday on the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division data dashboard.

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