Coronavirus Update as of March 9
Two cases identified in Hawaii
On March 6th, a Hawaii resident who traveled on the Grand Princess cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently isolated at home. On March 8, a second case was identified in an elderly man who had recently travelled to Washington State. He is quarantined at Kaiser Moanalua medical center. Both cases originated outside of Hawaii and authorities are currently conducting trace back investigations to identify, notify, and provide guidance to those who may have come into close contact with these individuals.
Grand Princess cruise ship
21 individuals on board were confirmed to have COVID-19. The ship docked in Hawaii from Feb. 26-29. The CDC is continuing to monitor passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship which is currently being held off the coast of California.
On March 4, Gov. Ige issued an emergency proclamation that allows the state to work efficiently to prevent, contain, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to provide emergency relief if necessary.
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