Big Island Coronavirus Updates

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weekly COVID Update: 1,102 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 8,924 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, May 25, bringing the statewide total to 274,495.

Nose For COVID: ‘Rock Star’ Detection Dog Working With Big Island Schools to Sniff Out Disease

VOLCANO — The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences has a new part-time staff member who not only helps keep people safe from COVID, but also provides hands-on learning and a possible future career path for students and others.

COVID Weekly Update: 850 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 7,149 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, May 18, bringing the statewide total to 265,571.

Weekly COVID Update: 718 New Cases Confirmed on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 5,768 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, May 11, bringing the statewide total to 258,422.
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