Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Senate Passes Massive COVID Relief Measure

The American Rescue Plan Act is the second largest emergency relief package in American history.
Friday, March 05, 2021

Four New COVID Cases Identified on Big Island

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 54 new cases of coronavirus Friday.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Soon to be Offered to Kūpuna 70 Years Old and Older

The state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shots to kūpuna age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

DOH Reports 35 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 35 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, raising the statewide total to 27,623.
Monday, March 01, 2021

First Doses of J&J Vaccine to Arrive in Hawai’i This Week

Just shy of 12,000 J&J doses will arrive to the state of Hawaii, to be split among all four counties proportionately.
Monday, March 01, 2021

DOH Reports 29 New COVID Cases Monday

The state’s two-week average is 45 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.2%.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine was cleared for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Friday, February 26, 2021

New COVID Variant Discovered in Hawai‘i

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawai‘i.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

DOH Reports 45 New COVID Cases Thursday

The state’s two-week average is 47 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.2%.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Four New COVID-Related Deaths Identified in Hawai‘i

The state’s two-week average is 51 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.2%.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

47 New COVID Cases Identified Across All Islands

The state’s two-week average is 49 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.1%.
Monday, February 22, 2021

DOH Reports 52 New COVID Cases Monday

The state’s two-week average is 45 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1%.
Saturday, February 20, 2021

DOH Reports 2 New COVID-19 Cases on the Big Island

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 59 new cases of coronavirus Saturday, raising the statewide total to 27,107.
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Community COVID-19 Testing Sites: Feb. 20, 2021

COVID-19 testing will be available in three districts today.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Big Island Reports 10th COVID Case This Week

The state’s two-week average is 41 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 0.8%.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Big Island’s Coronavirus Decline Not Linked to Less Testing

Recent numbers represent state and county lows since the summer of 2020.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Big Island Identifies 7 New COVID Cases

Hawai‘i’s two-week average is 43 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 0.9%.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

DOH Reports 29 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 29 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, raising the statewide total to 26,935.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vaccine Passport Program Won’t Discriminate

The vaccine passport will be used for more than travel, where it will exempt anyone arriving in the islands from all quarantine and testing requirements. It will also likely apply to sizable public gatherings.  
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vaccine Shipments Delayed by Winter Weather Will Still Arrive This Week

Hawai‘i is currently in a portion of the vaccination cycle during which many kūpuna are set to receive their second shots.
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