Influenza and pneumonia deaths in January, 1920.


In the past month of January, there were 163 cases of the flu reported to the Board of Health on Oahu: Honolulu, 88; from the ships which docked here, 62; from the country districts, 13. There were 19 who died in January of the flu and 26 of pneumonia. [??? In January, 32 people died of the flu and 16 from pneumonia.]

In this month, there were 9 cases of the flu reported and one has died; on this past Monday, there were 19 more cases and two died; that makes 191 total cases reported and 22 people who died from the beginning of this new year.

Maui follows after Oahu; there were 179 cases. Wailuku is the district with the most with 160; Puunene, 16; Makawao 1.

The number of cases on Hawaii have not been reported.

The hospital at Kapalama has been opened to those who have the flu; 18 beds are prepared under the care of Dr. Wayson.

There has been no cases reported to the Board of Health from Kamehameha School, and because of the vigilance of  the health of the children, they have not been released to their homes this past Monday as they had been before, being that it was their day for being released; there were no people from outside who were allowed in to see the children.

There were 12 more students from the Military School at Kaimuki [Honolulu Military Academy] who caught the flu, and perhaps because their cases were mild, they are all cured, as explained by Major L. G. Blackman.

(Kuokoa, 2/6/1920, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 6, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1920.


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