Big Island Coronavirus Updates

DOH: New Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection

The Hawai‘i Department of Health recommends the use of the first bivalent booster vaccines designed specifically to protect against original COVID-19 and the most common forms of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i.

Weekly COVID Update: 205 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 1,777 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Aug. 31, bringing the statewide total to 339,514.

COVID Weekly Update: 282 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 2,219 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Aug. 24, bringing the statewide total to 337,737.

Weekly COVID Update: DOH Reports 338 New Cases on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 2,696 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Aug. 17, bringing the statewide total to 335,518.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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