16-21 September 2022 COVID-19 update: 14 deaths, 1,132 new infections in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases for the week of September 16-21, 2022, down 211 cases from the previous week. This is well below the recent peak of 8,924 new infections reported in the week of May 19-25, 2022. There were 14 COVID-19 deaths this week, four more than reported last week.

PC: State Department of Health.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sept. 21 was 74, according to the latest data from the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi.

As of 9:00 a.m. on September 23, 2022, the latest data available, 14 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maui County. Of the 14 hospitalized individuals, nine are vaccinated (seven boosted) and five are unvaccinated. None of these patients are in intensive care and none are on ventilators.

The number of hospital admissions remains below both the 41 reported during the peak of the delta rise in August 2021 and the previous Omicron high of 56 reported on January 28, 2022.

PC: Maui Health
  • September 16-21, 2022, 14 deaths, 1,132 new infections
  • September 8-15, 2022: 10 deaths, 1,343 new infections
  • September 1-7, 2022: 11 deaths, 1,215 new infections
  • 25-31 August 2022: 12 deaths, 1,777 new infections
  • 18-24 August 2022: 13 deaths, 2,219 new infections
  • 11-17 August 2022: 13 deaths, 2,696 new infections
  • August 4-10, 2022: 14 deaths, 3,189 new infections
  • 28 Jul-Aug February 3, 2022: 21 dead, 3,689 new infections
  • 21-27 July 2022: 23 dead4,075 new infections
  • July 14-20, 2022: 13 deaths, 4,329 new infections
  • July 7-13, 2022: 11 deaths, 4,464 new infections
  • June 30 to 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 deaths, 7199 new infections
  • June 2-8, 2022: 8 deaths, 8,033 new infections
  • May 26 – June 1: 6 deaths, 8,124 new infections
  • 19-25 May: 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 to 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 to April 6, 2022: 3 deaths, 1,194 new infections
  • 24-30 March 2022: 6 deaths, 1,187 new infections
  • 17-23 March 2022: 5 deaths, 827 new infections
  • 10th-16th March 2022: 14 deaths, 1,092 new infections

The latest weekly count includes 115 cases in Maui, 145 on the island of Hawaii, 68 in Kauaʻi, two in Molokaʻi, four in Lānaʻi and 59 out of state. Oahu has 739 new COVID-19 cases.

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Of this week’s 1,132 cases, 886 cases were identified as confirmed and 246 cases were probable added to the count. Confirmed cases included: 565 on O’ahu (+174 probable); 78 on Hawaii Island (+67 likely); 141 on Maui (-26 likely); 67 on Kaua’i (+1 likely); two on Molokaʻi (+0 likely); three on Lānaʻi (+1 probable); and 30 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state (+29 probable).

Hawaii’s COVID-19 deaths rose to 1,679, with 14 new deaths reported over the week.

In Maui County, the seven-day average for new daily cases is 11.2 per 100,000; or an average of 17 per day over the week. The county test positivity rate is 5.0%, and the statewide positivity rate is now 6.0%.

The number of “active” cases across the country fell by 140 cases to 2,160 over two weeks.

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The new cases bring the total number of cases to 343,204 (Approved and likely) nationwide, reported as of February 28, 2020.

QUARANTINE UPDATES:

Availability of COVID-19 tests on Maui:

Tests on Maui are available at the following locations:

  • Lahaina: Lahaina Civic Center | Mondays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.‍
  • ‍Kīhei: 1280 S. Kīhei Road (behind Ace Hardware) | Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ‍
  • ‍Kahului: 348 Lehuakona St. (in Maui’s Marketplace) | Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Mauliola Pharmacy at the Cameron Center in Wailuku, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Booster shots are also available at the pharmacy Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Additional test locations throughout the county of Maui are posted here.

Medical consultation, treatment options for COVID patients:

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Doctors on call Maui provides 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 telemedicine video visits via smartphone or iPhone. The telemedical visits are confidential and are covered by insurance companies. Telemedicine visits are available seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. For more information, visit: doctorsoncallmaui.com or call 808-667-7676.

Availability of the COVID-19 vaccination:

For a comprehensive list of Maui County vaccination locations and availability, visit mauinuistrong.info/vaccination-locations.

The immunization clinic at Maui Memorial Medical Center is available on Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to schedule booster vaccinations. Additional vaccination sites available throughout the month will be posted here.

22. COVID-19 Emergency Call; and Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules Available Online

*State officials announced a transition plan from emergency response to public health management in late April. The Hawaii Department of Health has switched from daily to weekly reporting of COVID-19 data effective March 9, 2022. Case counts and immunization updates are now posted every Wednesday on the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division data dashboard.

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