Officials point to holiday-related gatherings including an outbreak at a condo complex that was believed to have started with a choir practice.
Recent studies show people are going out more as the pandemic drags on.
An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.
But visitor education and pre-screening process should be improved, author says.
Hawaii’s reopening on Oct. 15 resulted in economic recovery and community spread is the predominant mode of transmission, but Kauai and Maui were still affected by travel-related cases.
The Hawaii Foodbank has distributed nearly 19 million pounds of food since March. The statewide food insecurity rate for 2020 was projected to be 16.8%, but the figure was far greater for children at 29.4%, or 89,050.
People in Hawaii have plenty of COVID-19 dashboards to choose from, but important information sought by researchers and policymakers is still missing.
In this historic turnout, the president’s supporters turned out in larger numbers but not enough to influence state elections.