The Department of Health is providing federal surge testing results in the afternoon, but the numbers provided by the state agency appear to be a day old compared to the statistics obtained by Civil Beat directly from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Approximately 50,000 people have registered so far for a testing appointment. The federal government has made 90,000 test kits available for use in Hawaii. Anyone can get tested regardless of whether they have symptoms.
The H-3 freeway on Oahu was shut down again Thursday to facilitate mass testing, with people waiting in line for as long as two hours, Hawaii News Now reported. Traffic will be closed in both directions from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the event inside the Harano Tunnel.