Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Saturday, September 25, 2021

11 Active COVID Cases Reported at HCCC

There are currently 11 active COVID-19 cases among inmates at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center.
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Reported Daily COVID Cases Dip Slightly on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 408 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 77,777.
Friday, September 24, 2021

State Approaches 90% Employee Vaccination Rate

The vaccination rates do not include the University of Hawaiʻi and the Department of Education.
Friday, September 24, 2021

DOH Approves Booster Shots For Several Demographics

These recommendations apply only to those who received the Pfizer vaccine. There are no changes at this time for those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Friday, September 24, 2021

Big Island COVID Hospitalizations Drop to 25, as Testing/Vaccination Sites Continue

The slow and gradual decline of new cases and hospitalizations has been aided by testing and vaccination clinics across the Big Island.
Friday, September 24, 2021

68 New COVID Infections Reported on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 403 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the statewide total to 77,369.
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Hawaiʻi Records Another Day of Double-Digit COVID Deaths Thursday

The state’s two-week average is now 421 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 5%.
Thursday, September 23, 2021

COVID Vaccine, Testing Requirements Implemented for Judiciary Employees

Starting Monday, Sept. 27, Hawaiʻi State Judiciary employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

DOH Reports 12 More COVID-Related Deaths

A total of 38 new infections were identified on the Big Island Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Half of HCCC Inmate Population Vaccinated Against COVID-19

More than half of all the inmates at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center are now vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Big Island Hospitalizations Dip Below 40

It if the first time the number of COVID patients in Big Island hospitals has been below 40 in several weeks.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

DOH Reports Downward Trend of COVID-19 Cases 2 Days in a Row

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 280 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 76,191. No new COVID-related fatalities were reported.
Monday, September 20, 2021

59 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 431 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the statewide total to 75,911.
Saturday, September 18, 2021

AARP Hawai`i Kūpuna to Host Booster Shot Information Session

Kūpuna can get the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and ask questions of State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble at a free telephone forum sponsored by AARP Hawai`i next week.
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Hawaiʻi Surpasses 4K Hospitalizations After Reporting Deadliest Day of Pandemic

The state’s two-week average is now 526 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.1%.
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Weekend Vaccine, Testing Clinics on Big Island

There will be no clinics on Sunday, but they will resume island-wide on Monday.
Friday, September 17, 2021

CDC to Send Hawai‘i Millions to Protect Nursing Homes Amid Pandemic

The CDC announced the allocation on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021

Fatality Figures Remain Grim as Double-Digit Deaths Reported Again Friday

A total of 89 new infections were identified on the Big Island Friday.
Thursday, September 16, 2021

DOH Reports 8 More COVID-Related Deaths Thursday

A total of 96 new infections were identified on the Big Island Thursday.
Thursday, September 16, 2021

35 Patients at HMC Being Treated for COVID-19

Hilo Medical Center continues to operate beyond capacity due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in the Intensive Care Unit.
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