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Eleni Gill

Eleni Gill is a reporter covering public health for Civil Beat. Her coverage is funded in part by a grant from Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project.

She covers disparities in health care outcomes and access to care among Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups, low-income communities and residents of more remote areas.

She has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter.

Eleni was born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She graduated from American University in 2014 and earned her master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2019.

Hawaii National Guard Called Out To Help With Coronavirus Response Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii National Guard Called Out To Help With Coronavirus Response

The number of guard members on active duty has been doubled and will help at the airport as well as assist law enforcement, officials said.

Third Person Dies of COVID-19 In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Third Person Dies of COVID-19 In Hawaii

By Friday, Hawaii had documented 319 cases of the coronavirus.

Hawaii Reports Second Death And 27 New COVID-19 Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Second Death And 27 New COVID-19 Cases

UPDATED: With more than 20 new cases of the coronavirus reported each day, Hawaii could see its infection numbers surpass 300 this weekend.

Hawaii Reports 34 More COVID-19 Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports 34 More COVID-19 Cases

UPDATED: On Wednesday, Hawaii health officials reported the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases to date.

Hawaii Reports First COVID-19 Death Cory Lum

Hawaii Reports First COVID-19 Death

UPDATED: The state coronavirus infection count rose by 20 on Tuesday, and an elderly Oahu man died late Monday evening.

New State Virus Maps Have Some Geographic Breakdowns Department of Health

New State Virus Maps Have Some Geographic Breakdowns

New maps from the Hawaii health department illustrate higher concentrations of confirmed coronavirus cases in some areas.

COVID-19 Is Taking A Big Toll On Other Types Of Health Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Is Taking A Big Toll On Other Types Of Health Care

Many hospitals are canceling elective procedures, while dwindling numbers of patients are threatening the bottom line of community and rural clinics.

Hawaii COVID-19 Count Exceeds 200 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii COVID-19 Count Exceeds 200

The number of new cases has more than doubled since last Wednesday.

#PPE4Hawaii: Volunteers Step Up To Fill Shortage Of Protective Gear Courtesy: Eric Muraoka

#PPE4Hawaii: Volunteers Step Up To Fill Shortage Of Protective Gear

Multiple health clinics and hospitals have reported they are running short on supplies and the community is responding.

Many COVID-19 Test Results Are Taking Up To 10 Days To Come Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many COVID-19 Test Results Are Taking Up To 10 Days To Come Back

State health officials said Friday private laboratories gained the ability to test in-state this Wednesday, which should decrease wait times.

Hawaii COVID-19 Case Count Hits 120 Courtesy Natasha Ala

Hawaii COVID-19 Case Count Hits 120

Fourteen new cases were documented by the Department of Health on Friday, as reports of positive COVID-19 test results rise on a daily basis.

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases Surpass 100 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases Surpass 100

UPDATE: On Thursday, 11 new cases were documented in the islands. The state Department of Health said three of those appeared to be from localized community transmission rather than travel-related.