Pandemic 101 years ago, 1919.

ENTIRE FAMILIES ARE DOWN WITH FLU

Report of Six Days’ Illness and of Death of Victim Sent In At Same Time

Influenza cases and deaths reported in Honolulu and Oahu since February 1:

City Outside Deaths
Feb. 1 13 5 5
″ 2 12 4 0
″ 3 24 9 4
″ 4 16 8 1
″ 5 6 6 2
″ 6 26 9 2
″ 7 14 10 2
″ 8 7 11 3
″ 9 2 0 0
″ 10 47 6 3
″ 11 35 5 6
″ 12 36 5 5
″ 13 7 3 4
″ 14 30 9 0
″ 15 11 9 0
″ 16 2 0 0
″ 17 30 3 8
″ 18 17 5 6
″ 19 31 1 1
″ 20 20 13 5
Total 386 121 57

Total cases for Oahu . . . . . 507

In January there were 69 deaths from influenza on the Island of Oahu.

Total deaths January and February, 126.

There were more influenza cases reported from the country districts of the island at the board of health offices yesterday than there were for the three days previous to that. At Kaneohe, one Hawaiian family of seven persons are all down with the “flu,” in addition to which two other new cases are reported from that village.

The city cases were held down to 20 yesterday, among the number being practically three whole families residing in as many sections of the city. That many cases are not being reported to the board of health, or at least that they are being withheld for some time, is fully believed. There are cases on hand which go to prove this. The death of a Chinese woman from influenza was reported yesterday. She had been sick six days, according to the physician’s report. The report of her illness reached the board of health at the same time as that of her death.

Since the first of the month 507 influenza cases have been reported at the board of health, which is slightly in access of 25 a day for the entire island. During the same period 57 deaths from influenza have also been reported, making a total of 126 deaths from the ailment since the first of January.

New Cases and Deaths

Five deaths from Influenza were reported yesterday at the bureau of vital statistics, of this number three occurring in the city yesterday and tow in the country last Sunday, the latter reports only reaching the board of health yesterday. There was also one death from pneumonia, making 12 from this disease occurring on the island so far this month.

The new cases reported in the city yesterday were:

1902 Puuowaina Drive, 12 cases; 324 Iolani avenue, 6 cases; Kauluwela lane, off Vineyard street, 3 cases; Puiwa road, Nuuanu Valley, 2 cases; 1650 Nuuanu, near School street, 2 casees; Queen street extension, Kalihi, 2 cases; 961 Dowsett lane, Palama, 1 case; 962 Robello lane, Palama, 1 case; 1222A Alapai lane, Palama, 1 case; 1218 Ninth avenue, Kaimuki, 1 case.

The country cases were:

Kaneohe, 9 cases; Aiea, 2 cases; Waianae, 2 cases.

Yesterday’s Death Report

The five deaths from influenza reported yesterday at the bureau of vital statistics, of which three occurred in the city and two in the country, and lows:

Mrs. Hime Aoki, wife of Kamezo Aoki, of Iwilei, native of Japan, 41 years old, died at 4:00 o’clock yesterday morning in Japanese Hospital, Kuakini street, sick 26 days; case diagnosed by Dr. I. Mori as influenza, broncho pneumonia contributory.

Mrs. Au Chung Shee,  wife of Au Tin Fong, of Kauluwela lane, off Vineyard street, native of China, 39 years old, died at 3 o’clock yesterday morning, sick six days; case diagnosed by Dr. K. F. Li as influenza, pneumonia contributory.

Mrs. Leong Shee, wife of Tam Hoy, of Waianae, Oahu, native of Makawao, Maui, 24 years old, died at 4:30 o’clock yesterday morning in Japanese Hospital, Kuakini street, sick 5 days; care diagnosed by Dr. Haida as influenza.

Nueva Amadio of Aiea, Oahu, married, laborer, native of the Philippines, 29 years old, died at 6:30 last Sunday morning; case diagnosed by Dr. H. B. Cooper as broncho-pneumonia, influenza contributory.

Maximino Navasquez, of Aiea, married, laborer, native of the Philippine Islands, 38 years old, died at 5 o’clock last Sunday morning; case diagnosed by Dr. H. B. Cooper as broncho-pneumonia, influenza contributory.

The pneumonia death reported yesterday was as follows:

Joseph Paik, native of Hawaii, one year and six months old, died at 7 o’clock last Monday night at Ewa, sick four days; case diagnosed by Dr. C. R. Mclean as “acute pneumonia, primary.”

(PCA, 2/21/1919, p. 5)

PCA_2_21_1919_5

Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume LIX, Number 11511, Page 5. February 21, 1919.

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