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Nurses at Hawaiʻi Pacific Health's Kapiʻolani Hospital have been unable to come to a labor agreement with the medical facility due to a dispute over COVID-19 protocols. 

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Updated 12/23/20, 3:35 p.m.

Governor David Ige announced Wednesday afternoon that there will be a delay in state furloughs, that were set to begin on January 1, 2021.

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Updated: 12/7/2020, 3:40 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported 0 deaths and 81 new COVID-19 cases today.

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Updated: 12/4/2020, 12:23 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported 10 deaths and 106 new COVID-19 cases today -- a startling increase in fatalities. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Wednesday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

According to the state numbers, Oahu had 73 new cases, Maui County 15, Hawaii County 11, and Kauai 3. Lanai and Molokai had none. Four more were diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 12/3/2020, 12:10 p.m. 

The state Department of Health reported two deaths and 144 new COVID-19 cases today -- a doubling of cases from the day before. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Tuesday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

According to the state numbers, Oahu had 118 new cases, Maui 14, Hawaii County 7, Kauai 2, and Molokai and Lanai had none. There were 3 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 12/1/2020, 12:09 p.m. 

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 44 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Sunday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

According to the state numbers, Oahu had 32 new cases, Maui 5, Hawaii County 6, and Kauai, Molokai and Lanai 0. There were no new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/20/2020, 12:25 p.m. The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 85 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Saturday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

According to the state numbers, Oahu had 66 new cases, Maui 9, Hawaii County 4, Kauai 1, Molokai 1 and Lanai one. There were 4 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green suggested that the way to “perfect" the state's coronavirus testing system for incoming travelers is to extend the mandatory pre-flight testing window from three days prior to arrival to four and requiring a second test when the person touches down.

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Updated: 11/27/2020, 6:15 p.m.

Gov. David Ige has granted Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami's request to temporarily reinstate the 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving on the island effective Dec. 2, regardless of whether they received a negative COVID-19 test or not.

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The state Department of Health reported two deaths and 120 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Tuesday. Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

Oahu had 92 new cases, Maui 14, Hawaii County 11 new cases, Kauai 3,  and Lanai and Molokai none. There were no new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/25/2020, 12:15 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported two deaths and 108 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Monday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

Oahu had 93 new cases, Hawaii County 2, Kauai 1, Maui 4, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 8 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/24/2020, 12:40 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 61 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Sunday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

Oahu had 45 new cases, Hawaii County 7, Kauai 1, Maui 4, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 4 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/23/2020, 12:45 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 114 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Saturday.

Oahu had 80 new cases, Hawaii County 10, Kauai 3, Maui 11, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 10 new cases diagnosed out of state.

The latest counts bring the Oahu total to 14,873, Hawaii County, 1,551, Kauai 100, Maui 495, Lanai 106 and Molokai 17. The number of out-of-state cases total 191.

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Updated: 11/20/2020, 12:09 p.m. 

The state Department of Health today reported one death and 95 new COVID-19 cases. Given the state’s recent reporting changes that delay the numbers for two days, the latest daily numbers represent cases for Wednesday through 11:59 p.m.

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Updated: 11/19/2020, 12:08 p.m. 

The state Department of Health today reported 107 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

Given the state’s recent reporting changes that delay the numbers for two days, the latest daily count represents cases for Tuesday athrough 11:59 p.m.

Based on the latest numbers, Oahu saw 75 new cases, Hawaii County 12, Kauai 4, Maui 9 and Lanai and Molokai 0. 

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Updated: 11/18/20, 12:08 p.m. The state Department of Health today reported one new death and 71 new COVID-19 cases.

With the state’s recent reporting changes that delays the numbers for two days, the daily case counts are from Monday. The health department said the receipt of 4,000 to 5,000 electronic records daily from the labs that handle the tests take time to process, accounting for the delay.

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Updated: 11/17/2020, 12:14 p.m.

The state Department of Health yesterday reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.

With the state’s recent reporting changes, the daily case counts are two days old. The health department said by email that the receipt of 4,000 to 5,000 electronic records from the labs that handle the tests take time to process, accounting for the delay.

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Updated: 11/16/2020, 4:58 p.m.
 

Gov. David Ige today issued a new COVID-19 emergency proclamation—his 15th.

 

The governor’s office says this one extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate “as agreed to by all four counties and the state.”

 

The proclamation says in part: "All persons in the state shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public.”

 

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Kauai officials yesterday reported three new cases on the island, two related to travel, including one who tested negative in a pre-flight test and then tested positive. The continuing increase in cases on the island could trigger more restrictions under the county's reopening plan.

The U.S. added more than 184,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the fourth day in a row that the country has set a record for daily infections, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

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Updated: 11/13/2020, 3:10 p.m. 

 

New COVID-19 cases reported today totaled 110 statewide, returning the state to triple-digit counts and again raising the possibility that further easing of restrictions won't come soon, particularly on Oahu. There were no additional deaths, with the state toll standing at 222.

 

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Updated: 11/12/2020, 5:16 p.m.

The new COVID-19 cases totaled 97 statewide today, less than the triple digit counts seen frequently in recent days but still a threat to further easing of restrictions, particularly on Oahu. There were no additional deaths, with the state toll standing at 222.

With today's counts, the state Department of Health reported Hawaii cases reached 16,302 since the pandemic began.

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Updated: 11/11/2020, 3:22 p.m.

The new COVID-19 case count returned to triple digits today, with 118 cases reported statewide, again jeoparizing further easing of restrictions, particularly on Oahu. There were no additional deaths, with the state toll standing at 222.

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Updated: 11/10/2020, 3:30 p.m. The new COVID-19 case count moderated again today with 78 infections reported, but it's still not enough to secure more easing of restrictions. There was one additional death, bringing the state toll to 222.

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Updated: 11/9/2020, 3:23 p.m.

After five days of triple-digit daily case counts, the state Department of Health reported 64 new cases today. The decline in the COVID-19 daily count comes with an asterisk. The smaller number comes on a Monday after a weekend when labs may not be reporting all of their results.

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Maui police said they have arrested and charged a New York couple for violating coronavirus quarantine rules.

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Updated: 11/8/2020, 3:21 p.m. Five days of triple-digit daily case counts have created mounting concerns that the state, particularly Oahu, could be slipping back into another surge in infections that would force a retreat in reopening efforts.

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The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened a popular scenic spot on Oahu that has been closed to visitors since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Updated: 11/6/2020, 3:10 p.m. 

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 122 new COVID-19 cases today, again retreating from what had been a general decline in the spread of the virus in the islands over several weeks.

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Updated: 11/5/2020, 3:37 p.m.

 

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 100 new COVID-19 cases today. The total infections since the pandemic began now number 15,572.

 

Oahu had 66 new cases, Hawaii County 24, Maui 1, Lanai 1, Kauai 1 and Molokai none. There were 7 new cases diagnosed out of state. The death toll stands at 219.

 

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