Civil Beat Staff

Eleni Avendaño

Ige: Hawaii’s Quarantine Will Be Lifted For Those Who Show Proof Of Negative COVID-19 Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Hawaii’s Quarantine Will Be Lifted For Those Who Show Proof Of Negative COVID-19 Test

Gov. David Ige said officials expect to see a rise in virus cases, but Hawaii hospitals are equipped with the capacity to handle new infections.

Additional Testing At Hale Nani Detects More COVID-19 Cases Courtesy Scott Miscovich

Additional Testing At Hale Nani Detects More COVID-19 Cases

Three more people have tested positive at the nursing home for the virus over the weekend.

Cluster of New COVID-19 Cases Found In Wahiawa Elderly Care Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cluster of New COVID-19 Cases Found In Wahiawa Elderly Care Homes

UPDATED: State officials maintain they have the resources to test, monitor and trace an increasing number of infection clusters on Oahu.

Oahu Nursing Home Will Test All Residents And Staff Weekly For COVID-19 Courtesy Scott Miscovich

Oahu Nursing Home Will Test All Residents And Staff Weekly For COVID-19

Other long-term care facilities in Hawaii are ramping up their testing.

Growing COVID-19 Cluster at Oahu Nursing Home Sets Off Warning Signs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Growing COVID-19 Cluster at Oahu Nursing Home Sets Off Warning Signs

Nursing homes account for 40% of all virus deaths nationwide, but there have been very few cases in Hawaii. Still, some advocates believe more testing and monitoring is needed in long-term care facilities.

5 Patients At Oahu Nursing Home Now Diagnosed With COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Patients At Oahu Nursing Home Now Diagnosed With COVID-19

As of Wednesday, four patients and one employee at Hale Nani have been diagnosed in less than a week.

Third COVID-19 Case Confirmed At Oahu Nursing Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Third COVID-19 Case Confirmed At Oahu Nursing Home

As of Tuesday, two patients and an employee at Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center have fallen ill.

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.