LIVE STREAM: Mayor Press Conference COVID-19 Update
*Video courtesy: County of Maui / Akakū
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino provides an afternoon update on Maui’s COVID-19 response.
This includes updates on the Lahaina Drive Through testing that took place today. Workers tested about 300 individuals at that site.
As of noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, there are 530 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with 13 new cases. Maui County has 4 new cases for a total of 92 confirmed positive. Of the 92 cases in Maui County, at least 42 have been released from isolation, and 7 have required hospitalization.
He also acknowledged the COVID-19 positive case at Hale Makua‘s Kahului facility, but deferred comment to executives there who provided comment earlier this afternoon. Hale Makua Health Services received word from the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health that one Home Health patient has tested COVID-19 positive, and that one nursing home resident at the Kahului facility tested positive for COVID-19 as well. Out of an abundance of caution, all employees who had any contact with the patient are also self-isolating and have been tested.