Maui Mayor Mike Victorino tests positive for COVID-19
Maui County Mayor Michael "Mike" Victorino tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, his office announced.
All close contacts have been notified and the mayor is in isolation at home, his office said.
Victorino said the recent record-breaking case counts demonstrate how easily the omicron variant spreads.
“Thankfully, I got my booster shot, so my vaccinations are up-to-date and my symptoms are very mild. Even though breakthrough infections can still happen, boosters minimize chances for severe illness and hospitalization," Victorino said. "Please continue to do your part to protect our medical facilities and their hardworking staff from being overwhelmed."
The state reported 331 new COVID-19 cases in Maui County on Wednesday. About 67% of the county population is fully vaccinated.
For more information about COVID resources available in Maui County, visit mauinuistrong.info.