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Lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.
Honolulu, HAWAII — On Thursday, a second person in Hawaii died due to coronavirus complications, and Molokai announced its first COVID-19 case. “As we come together with expressions of sympathy and support – we must also remember to help each other, to protect your health and the health of loved...
testing site at Kakaako with man in background at car and woman foreground
Honolulu, HAWAII — On Tuesday, Hawaii officials announced the first COVID-19 related death in the islands, along with 20 new cases, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed infections to 224. The person who died was an elderly Oahu man, according to the Department of Health. Earlier this...
A man getting coronavirus test in drive through at Kakaako Waterfront Park in Hawaii.
Honolulu, HAWAII — On Monday, 29 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the islands, taking the state total to 204. That’s more that double the number of cases since last Wednesday. “I think the increases we’ve seen reflects in large part the number of tests being done,” Department of Health Director...
Hawaii State Capitol Building
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - In an embarrassing blunder, the state Department of Health acknowledged Tuesday that test results which led to Hawaii announcing its first coronavirus-related death had been misread ― and the individual did not die of the illness. “My condolences to the...
City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now features tape lines, 6 ft apart
Most retail stores, like City Mill Hardware in Hawaii Kai, Hawai’i now feature tape lines, 6 ft apart to encourage social distancing.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz,  courtesy Ruby Red Cafe, 3/23/20, 3:45pm]
Coronavirus screening at Kakaako Waterfront park.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii Department of Health announced Monday night that an Oahu adult is the first state resident to die from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The person passed away on March 20th and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions, according to DOH. The available history...
Hawaiian Airlines logo
Honolulu, HAWAII —  Hawaiian Airlines, in preparation for a 14-day government quarantine order for all Hawai‘i arrivals set to begin Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today announced it will maintain its regular flight schedule through Wednesday to allow guests to return home and to...
Waikiki beach with yellow caution tape
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus . The order applies to returning residents as well as visitors. It applies to all arrivals at Hawaii...
Hawaii Dept. of Health logo
Honolulu, Hawaii — More than a thousand people in Hawaii had been tested for COVID-19 by Thursday, but the vast majority of the tests were conducted by private laboratories. The Hawaii Department of Health has only conducted 40 tests based on direct physician referrals for patients who are severely...
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii now has seven positive cases of the new coronavirus, and Gov. David Ige announced Sunday that schools will be closed until March 30. Schools were to be on spring break this week, but it’s been extended by a week to allow school leaders to prepare social distancing plans once...

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