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COVID-19 Cases At Care Homes Are ‘Worse Than We Imagined’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases At Care Homes Are ‘Worse Than We Imagined’

The number of people affected by COVID-19 in long term care settings has quadrupled in less than a month.

Hawaii Hospitals May Need Federal Help To Handle A Potential Flood Of Patients Courtesy Travis Parker

Hawaii Hospitals May Need Federal Help To Handle A Potential Flood Of Patients

With hundreds of new COVID-19 cases confirmed every day, hospitals could run out of staff to care for patients.

Oahu Crackdown: 5 People Max At Any Social Gathering

Oahu Crackdown: 5 People Max At Any Social Gathering

The state is also postponing plans to reopen to tourism until at least Oct. 1.

Hawaii Has Avoided Large Outbreaks At Care Homes. Can We Keep It That Way? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has Avoided Large Outbreaks At Care Homes. Can We Keep It That Way?

Owners of small care homes say existing guidance is confusing, resources are scarce and they are not trained to deal with outbreaks of this nature.

Officials Weigh New Restrictions As Virus Count Spikes On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Officials Weigh New Restrictions As Virus Count Spikes On Oahu

Honolulu’s mayor still wants bars to close, but walked back efforts to mandate masks in public after being advised they aren’t medically necessary when people are socially distanced.

Honolulu Mayor Wants Bar, Mask Crackdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Wants Bar, Mask Crackdown

A recent rash of COVID-19 cases on Oahu has Mayor Kirk Caldwell asking the governor’s permission to close bars and impose more strict mask requirements.

Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Travel Bubble With Japan Inches Closer To Reality

Hawaii is among a dozen destinations that received the green light for travel by Japan’s government, but no date is set.

Hawaii Sees Another Record Number Of Daily COVID-19 Cases Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sees Another Record Number Of Daily COVID-19 Cases

State officials urged the public to continue wearing masks, after 60 new cases were identified Friday.

Hawaii Reports Record 55 COVID-19 Cases In One Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Record 55 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

UPDATED: An elderly woman on Oahu died on Wednesday, taking the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 26.