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Most Hawaii Hospitals Delay Non-Emergency Procedures As Pandemic Worsens Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Most Hawaii Hospitals Delay Non-Emergency Procedures As Pandemic Worsens

Non-Covid patients are casualties of swelling coronavirus hospitalizations.

Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Big events are still happening in Hawaii even as hospital ICUs fill up.

Hawaii Tourists Arrested for Faking Vaccination Cards Fined $8,000 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Tourists Arrested for Faking Vaccination Cards Fined $8,000

A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said that the arrests were the third and fourth made by the office for faking vaccination documentation.

Covid-19 Treatment In Hawaii Is Getting More Expensive For Some Patients Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Covid-19 Treatment In Hawaii Is Getting More Expensive For Some Patients

Kaiser stopped covering out-of-pocket costs for Covid-19 patients this month, affecting about 190,000 Hawaii residents.

Tech Problems Lead To Undercount In Hawaii COVID Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Tech Problems Lead To Undercount In Hawaii COVID Cases

It’s the second time the state’s coronavirus count has been interrupted in two weeks.

Hospitals Near A Breaking Point As Hawaii’s COVID Case Count Grows Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Hospitals Near A Breaking Point As Hawaii’s COVID Case Count Grows

ICU beds on the Big Island are nearly full as COVID-19 patients vie for space with people hospitalized for other reasons.

Hawaii Doesn’t Have Enough Quarantine Rooms For COVID Patients Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Doesn’t Have Enough Quarantine Rooms For COVID Patients

COVID-19 patients need more isolation facilities and state help than ever, but far fewer hotel rooms are available.

Hawaii Contact Tracers Work Overtime As COVID Cases Surge Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Contact Tracers Work Overtime As COVID Cases Surge

Record daily case counts in Hawaii are forcing state workers to prioritize whom to call to alert them of possible exposure to the virus.

Hawaii Reports 655 Coronavirus Cases, A New Single-Day Record Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Reports 655 Coronavirus Cases, A New Single-Day Record

More than 60% of the state has been fully vaccinated, but the delta variant continues to drive cases mainly among the unvaccinated.