Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ige Approves Emergency Rules For Out-of-State Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaiʻi

The emergency rules are effective immediately for no longer than 120 days.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 369 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 3,189 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Aug. 10, bringing the statewide total to 332,822. Fourteen new fatalities were reported.
Monday, August 08, 2022

Nomi Health Continues to Offer Free COVID Testing on Big Island

A direct health care company continues to provide free COVID-19 testing for Hawai‘i residents at several locations around the Big Island.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations For Keiki 6 Months to 4 Years Old Available at QNHCH

A North Hawai‘i hospital announces that is now has COVID-19 vaccinations for younger keiki.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 542 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 4,075 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, July 27, bringing the statewide total to 325,944.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 538 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 4,329 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, July 20, bringing the statewide total to 321,869.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 519 New Infections Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 4,464 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, July 13, bringing the statewide total to 317,540.
Sunday, July 10, 2022

UH Study: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Vaccination Rates Affected by Trust Levels

A new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study explains vaccine hesitancy among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in Hawaiʻi at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and researchers say the findings could provide a foundation for communication strategies for other health policies beyond the pandemic.
Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 516 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 4,381 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 29, bringing the statewide total to 313,076.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

COVID Weekly Update: 578 New Cases Confirmed on Hawaiʻi Island

The state Department of Health reported 5,362 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 29, bringing the statewide total to 308,695. Fifteen new fatalities were reported.
Friday, June 24, 2022

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau Cultural Festival Postponed Because of COVID

Plans to celebrate Hawaiian culture at a West Hawai‘i national park have been postponed.
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Study: Nearly a Quarter of Hawaiʻi Nurses Surveyed Considered Quitting Because of Pandemic

Researchers say findings from a recent study which surveyed nurses throughout the state are concerning and align with other local and national research.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

COVID Weekly Update: 579 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 5,482 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 22, bringing the statewide total to 303,333. Fifteen new fatalities were reported.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New Reports Provide Look at COVID-19 Impact on Hawaiʻi

A new series of reports from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization shows that almost 2 in 3 adults in Hawaiʻi experienced adverse impacts — beyond the disease itself — from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

COVID Weekly Update: 803 New Cases Confirmed on Hawaiʻi Island

The state Department of Health reported 7,199 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 15, bringing the statewide total to 297,851.
Monday, June 13, 2022

How Much Profit Are Private Labs Earning From PCR COVID Testing?

A paper recently published in Journal of General Internal Medicine details how the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic created a perfect storm in which private laboratories can earn huge profits from polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, testing while potentially impacting health care premium costs.
Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 841 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 8,033 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 8, bringing the statewide total to 290,652.
Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Number of Veterans Test Positive for COVID at Hilo VA Home

Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is currently in outbreak mode as six residents and a number of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Weekly COVID Update: 966 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 8,125 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 1, bringing the statewide total to 282,619.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

UH Study: Hawaiʻi’s COVID Models, Responses, Lessons Learned

One of the first comprehensive studies of the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response has identified key takeaways to inform policymakers how to better respond in the event of another pandemic.
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