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Long-Term Care Patient On Oahu Diagnosed With COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Long-Term Care Patient On Oahu Diagnosed With COVID-19

The state Department of Health said this is only the second nursing home patient in Hawaii to be diagnosed with the virus.

What’s Behind The Recent Uptick of COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Behind The Recent Uptick of COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii?

Family members in large households are the source of many new cases, but some officials think that big Memorial Day gatherings and recent protests will also drive the numbers up.

Hawaii Researchers Search For Clues To The Mysteries Of COVID-19 Hawaii Pacific Health

Hawaii Researchers Search For Clues To The Mysteries Of COVID-19

By looking closely at the antibodies developed by recovered coronavirus patients, University of Hawaii scientists hope to help find ways to halt the progression of the disease.

Elderly Care Nurse Among Latest COVID-19 Diagnoses Fotalia

Elderly Care Nurse Among Latest COVID-19 Diagnoses

The state health director said the risk posed to residents and other staff at the facility is “low.”

How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off

When the virus spread, a nonprofit in Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead quickly shifted gears to ensuring  kupuna got food, supplies and necessary health care.

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break Courtesy of Hawaii News Now

Ige: I Told Murakami To Take A Break

Scott Murakami, head of the state labor department, went on leave in early June after receiving death threats.

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31

Interisland travel will be opened on June 16. Passengers will be subject to a temperature check and anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board.

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna Hale Makua Health Services

DOH Grants To Fund Virtual Visits For Kupuna

Amid no-visitor policies prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some skilled nursing facilities are receiving funds to buy new tablets and laptops for virtual visits.

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

There’s more to the story behind new federal data that reports Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death in a nursing facility.