Hawaii coronavirus

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The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing its policies in light of the nationwide call for police reforms.

Police Chief Susan Ballard said yesterday that an HPD committee began re-evaluating the department’s use of force policies in the last week. She says it has been five years since there was a complete review of that policy.

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Updated: 6/8/20, 1:02 p.m.

When bars are allowed to open on Oahu next week, the question on a lot of minds is how will social distancing be enforced when patrons get intoxicated?

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Updated: 6/7/2020, 12:15 p.m.

Hawaii recorded two new coronavirus cases today, both on Oahu.

The state health department now reports the number of cases stands at 675; deaths remain at 17.

The case count for Oahu is at 441, Maui County at 120, Hawaii Island at 81 and Kauai at 21. There are 12 cases diagnosed out of state. Some 617 people have been released from isolation. 

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Updated: 6/7/2020, 1:02 p.m.

Hawaii recorded another nine new coronavirus cases Saturday, eight on Oahu and one diagnosed out of state. The nine are being investigated, the state health department said.

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Updated: 6/5/2020, 7:53 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded nine new coronavirus cases today, but three were older cases after discrepancies in lab reporting were corrected. Still, the net six cases are the largest number the state has reported in recent weeks. The last time the state had six new cases was on April 22. The state says they won't know the cause until the cases are fully investigated.

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Updated: 6/4/2020,12:50 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded two new coronavirus cases today. The state health department reports the number of recorded cases now stands at 655; deaths remain at 17.

Hawaii Updates: New Case; DOE Wants Fall Opening Of Elementary Schools; City Seeks Economic Recovery

Jun 3, 2020
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Updated: 6/3/2020, 12:10 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus case today. After adjusting for test results, however, the statewide total remains the same from yesterday.

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Updated: 6/2/2020, 11:58 a.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus cases today, this one on Oahu, for another day of single or zero cases that have spurred reopenings across the state.

The state health department now reports the number of recorded cases at 653; deaths remain at 17. The case count for Oahu is at 422, Maui County at 120, Hawaii Island at 81 and Kauai at 20. There are 10 cases diagnosed out of state. Some 609 people have been released from isolation.

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Updated: 6/1/2020, 5:18 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige is lifting the 14-day mandatory quarantine for interisland travelers beginning on June 16. The move was widely anticipated and heavily advocated by Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who wanted it lifted earlier because of the low number of new COVID-19 cases in the islands.

Locals Take Back Tourist-Free Waikiki During Pandemic

May 31, 2020
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HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Hawaii, Amber Lethem's family avoided Waikiki, the world-famous tourist mecca.

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Updated: 5/30/2020, 12:02 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded three new coronavirus cases again today, the third day running of three cases after a spell of zero or single new cases. 

The state health department now reports the number of recorded cases at 651; deaths remain at 17. The case count for Oahu is at 421, Maui County at 119, Hawaii Island at 81 and Kauai at 20. There are 10 cases diagnosed out of state. Some 606 people have been released from isolation.

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Updated: 5/29/2020, 12:18 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded three new coronavirus cases again today, the second day running of that many cases after a spell of zero or single new cases. 

The state health department now reports the number of recorded cases at 649; deaths remain at 17. The case count for Oahu is at 419, Maui County at 118, Hawaii Island at 82 and Kauai at 20. There are 10 cases diagnosed out of state. Some 605 people have been released from isolation.

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The Honolulu Liquor Commission and other agencies are investigating two businesses connected to Oahu holiday parties that allegedly violated emergency health regulations stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Updated: 5/28/2020, 12:25 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded three new coronavirus cases today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or few additional cases and spurring moves to reopen the economy.

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Gov. David Ige says the state will be reviewing a request from Young Brothers LLC for $25 million in CARES Act funding to shore up a sharp decline in cargo volume due to the COVID-19 emergency.

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Updated 5/27/20, 7:51 p.m.

Gov. David Ige has approved the city's request to reopen hair salons, barbers and other personal services with modifications in place on Friday, along with outdoor places like Sea Life Park, his office announced today.

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Updated: 5/26/2020, 12:05 p.m.

Where we stand

For the third day running, Hawaii recorded no new coronavirus cases today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or few additional cases and spurring moves to reopen the economy.

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Oahu restaurants can reopen on June 5 for dine-in services, although under state and city regulations and guidelines that sometimes conflict with each other, an issue that may prove challenging for the establishments and their customers.

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Updated: 5/25/2020, 12:17 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded no new coronavirus case today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or few additional cases and spurring moves to reopen the economy.

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Updated: May 24, 2020, 12:10 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded no new coronavirus case today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or few additional cases, spurring moves to reopen the economy.

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Updated: 5/23/2020, 12:07 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus case today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or a few additional cases that is spurring moves to reopen the economy.

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Where we stand

Hawaii recorded no new coronavirus cases today, continuing the trend in recent days of zero or a few additional cases that is spurring moves to reopen the economy.

The state said it has updated information on the cases and removed five cases from the counts. 

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Hawaii's unemployment rate hit 22.3% in April, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said today. Jobs fell by 121,800 over the month.

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Updated: 5/20/2020, 5 p.m.

Hawaii recorded two new coronavirus cases today, continuing a run of days with zero or few additional cases and spurring the moves to reopen the economy.

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Updated: 5/19/2020, 9:06 a.m.

As more people in Hawaii take the COVID-19 antibody test, their results are providing information about how far the virus has spread statewide. While an antibody test cannot determine if a patient is currently sick, it can detect if someone had been infected by showing if someone has the antibodies produced after exposure to coronavirus.

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Updated: 5/17/2020, 11:56 a.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii recorded one new coronavirus cases today, continuing a run of days with zero or few cases, spurring the moves to reopen the economy.

The state health department reported the number of recorded cases is at 640 and deaths stand at 17. The case count for Oahu is at 415, Maui County at 117, Hawaii Island at 77 and Kauai County at 21. There are 10 cases diagnosed out of state.