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Updated: 10/23/2020, 12:15 p.m. 

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 3 deaths and 131 new COVID-19 cases. It's the second day running that the state's case count have reached three digits, driven in part by the outbreak on Lanai.

The latest count brings the total number of COVID cases during the pandemic to 14,464. The death toll rose to 209.

 

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Updated: 10/22/2020, 12:08 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 3 deaths and 102 new COVID-19 cases. The new infections return the state's case count to three-digit territory.

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Updated: 10/21/2020, 1:05 p.m.

 

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 14 deaths and 78 new COVID-19 cases. The state said 10 of the deaths were reported as a result of updated information from Hawaii Island nursing homes. They occurred from mid-September to early October. Four more recent deaths occurred on Oahu.

 

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Updated: 10/16/2020, 3:21 p.m. 

The state Department of Health today reported 1 death and 89 new COVID-19 cases. The latest case count represents the second day running of daily infections in the double digits. The number brings the statewide total of coronavirus cases to 13,853. The death toll rose to 185.

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Updated: 10/15/2020, 3:29 p.m. Hawaii is focusing too much on COVID-19 infections that might come through its airports when the vast majority of COVID-19 cases result from community clusters, said Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz.

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Updated: 10/14/2020, 12:55 p.m.

The state Department of Health today reported 10 deaths and 101 new COVID-19 cases. The latest case count returns the daily infections to triple digits. The number brings the statewide total of coronavirus cases to 13,674. The death toll rose to 183.

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Updated: 10/12/2020, 12:09 p.m. The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 42 new COVID-19 cases today. The latest counts brings the statewide total of COVID cases to 13,514. The death toll stands at 169.

 

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Updated: 10/10/2020, 12:05 p.m. Gov. David Ige has tentatively agreed to let Hawaii Island impose a second test on arriving tourists following a pre-flight test for COVID-19, but he has not yet signed off completely, his office said today. This comes as the state health department reports two more deaths and 73 new cases of the virus.

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Updated: 10/9/2020, 12:47 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported two new deaths from COVID-19 and 155 new cases. The latest statewide case count brought the total number of infections to 13,300 since the pandemic began. Deaths total 166. 

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Updated: 10/8/2020, 12:10 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported one new death from COVID-19 and 101 new cases. The latest statewide case count brought the total number of infections to 13,146 since the pandemic began. Deaths total 164. 

There have now been 11,788 cases on Oahu (86 new cases), 866 on Hawaii Island (14 new cases), 397 for Maui County (1 new case), and 59 on Kauai County (no new cases). Those diagnosed out of state stood at 36. 

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Updated: 10/7/2020, 12:17 p.m. One of the country's most trusted doctors on COVID-19 says Hawaii can reopen to tourists with precautions. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes for Health, spoke with Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Olelo community television this morning.

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Updated: 10/6/2020, 12:19 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported three new deaths from COVID-19 and 83 new cases. The latest statewide case count brought the total number of infections to 12,937 since the pandemic began. Deaths total 157. 

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Updated: 10/2/2020, 12:05 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported three deaths from COVID-19 and 87 new cases. The latest statewide case count brought the total number of infections to 12,601 since the pandemic began. Deaths total 142. 

There have now been 11,365 cases on Oahu (70 new cases), 752 on Hawaii Island (16 new cases), 391 for Maui County (no new cases), and 59 on Kauai County (no new cases). Those diagnosed out of state climbed to 34. One case from Honolulu was removed from the count due to updated information.

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Updated: 10/1/2020, 1:23 p.m. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green pushed back today on the idea of a second or third test for tourists who are hoping to avoid quarantine when they visit Hawaii through the state's COVID-19 pre-travel testing program.

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Updated: 9/30/2020, 2:13 p.m.

Hawaiʻi defense contractor Martin Kao was arrested today, accused by federal prosecutors of CARES Act fraud. The prominent Hawaiʻi businessman allegedly defrauded banks of more than $12.8 million in federal funds that were supposed to help small businesses struggling in the pandemic.

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Updated: 9/29/2020, 12:53 p.m. A Navy investigation into the Pearl Harbor shooting in December found no motive for the rampage. The gunman killed two civilians, injured another and took his own life.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump planned to announce Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urging governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Updated: 9/28/2020, 12:10 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported no new deaths from COVID-19 and 90 new cases, all on Oahu. The latest infection numbers is the second day running of double-digit case counts and the first time in several days that there have been on deaths reported. 

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Updated: 9/27/2020, 4:11 p.m. The state Department of Public Safety reported 10 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 following another round of testing at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. The results come just a day after the department said the outbreak was "under control." 

State Today Reports 1 Death, 98 New COVID-19 Cases

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Updated: 9/27/2020, 12:14 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 1 new death from COVID-19 and 98 new cases statewide. The latest infection numbers returned the state to double-digit case counts after shooting to triple digits yesterday. Reported infections generally have been declining, however.

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The management of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home where 26 veterans have died from COVID-19 is being replaced. Avalon Health Care Group will step aside and the East Hawaii Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. will take over.

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Updated: 9/25/2020, 5:30 p.m. 

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported three new deaths from COVID-19 and 112 new cases statewide. The latest infection numbers returned the state to triple-digit case counts. The numbers in recent days have bounced between double digits and lower triple digits, but have generally trended down.

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Updated: 9/24/2020, 7:14 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health today reported two new deaths from COVID-19 and 90 new cases statewide. The latest infection number returns the state to double-digit case counts that have been taken as a sign that the spread was easing. 

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Updated: 9/23/2020, 12:05 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health today reported two new deaths from COVID-19 and 168 new cases statewide. The latest infections broke a string of three consecutive days of double-digit case counts that had been a hopeful sign the spread was easing. 

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Updated: 9/22/2020, 2:40 p.m. The City and County of Honolulu will lift its stay-at-home order Thursday, setting up criteria for reopening that will allow businesses to operate under limited capacity and gatherings of up to 5 people such as at beaches. 

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Updated: 9/21/2020, 11:53 a.m.

Where we stand

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported no new deaths from COVID-19 and 56 cases statewide. It's the second consecutive day of no deaths and double-digit case counts. But two more fatalities at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo were reported yesterday, bringing the death toll at the troubled nursing home to 24. 

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The oversight commission for Hawaiʻi’s jails and prisons is raising concerns over the state’s plan to mass test inmates for COVID-19. The state Department of Public Safety maintains its prison population is a priority for testing, but at their monthly meeting, the commissioners disagreed, saying it is jails that are more of a worry.

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Updated: 9/18/2020,  9:05 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 13 deaths from COVID-19 and 114 new cases. Twelve of the deaths are from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, where 17 people have died of the virus. The state said the delay in accounting for the fatalities was because of pending medical records.

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Updated: 9/17/2020, 3:07 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported four more deaths from COVID-19 and 160 new cases. The daily infections are in the triple digits again having fallen below 100 earlier in the week. 

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HILO — A new state program providing $100 million of rental assistance to struggling tenants in Hawaii has received more than 6,000 applications.

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