Maui jail cluster has 18 cases; travel cases seen | News, Sports, Jobs

Maui jail cluster has 18 cases; travel cases seen | News, Sports, Jobs




Maui jail cluster has 18 cases; travel cases seen | News, Sports, Jobs

Signs at Kahului Airport on Friday remind people to keep their masks on and social distance. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Eighteen COVID-19 cases have been reported in a cluster at the Maui Community Correctional Center, according to the state Department of Health.

The cluster includes 16 cases associated with the Wailuku jail and two linked cases outside the jail, according to the weekly state cluster report Thursday.

The jail cluster was the largest of 15 clusters under investigation in Maui County in the two weeks since July 29.

Since Wednesday, the state Department of Public Safety has reported 13 active COVID-19 cases among staff members and two cases among inmates at MCCC. The department said specific housing units have been designated as quarantine areas for inmates at the jail.

Other clusters include one at a shelter with 17 cases, including 14 associated with the shelter and three linked cases; and one at a restaurant with 16 cases, including 10 associated with the restaurant and six linked cases.

Crowds of travelers wait in line to be screened by TSA at Kahului Airport on Friday. The state Department of Health said this week it was investigating two clusters in the travel, lodging and tourism category in Maui County. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

The Department of Health also reported two clusters with a total of 17 cases in educational settings, including 11 primary cases and six linked cases, and one construction and industrial cluster of six cases, including four primary and two linked cases.

One food supplier cluster of five cases was reported, with three primary cases and two linked.

Two travel, lodging and tourism clusters had a total of eight cases, with seven at the primary locations and one linked.

Three clusters with 17 total cases were reported in other occupational settings, which include offices, stores and first responders. The cases included 13 primary cases and four linked.

Three clusters of 23 total cases stemmed from social gatherings, including 18 primary cases and five linked.




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