Coronavirus Updates

COVID Weekly Update: 4,075 New Cases Reported Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 4,075 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, July 27, bringing the statewide total to 325,944.

Weekly COVID Update: 4,464 New Cases Reported Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 4,464 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, July 13, bringing the statewide total to 317,540.

Kaua‘i District Health Office to Conduct COVID Response Survey

The public is getting a chance to weigh in on how health officials responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UH Study: Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Vaccination Rates Affected by Trust Levels

A new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study explains vaccine hesitancy among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in Hawaiʻi at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and researchers say the findings could provide a foundation for communication strategies for other health policies beyond the pandemic.

Weekly County Video Briefing: COVID Numbers Continue to Decline

COVID-19 case counts continued their decline on Kauaʻi and statewide during the past week, according to Mayor Derek Kawakami in this week’s county briefing video Thursday, July 7.

DOBOR to Limit Accessible Spigots at Small Boat Harbors in Effort to Reduce Water Usage

The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is asking boaters to help conserve water at harbors around Hawaiʻi.

COVID Weekly Update: 4,300 New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 4,381 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 29, bringing the statewide total to 313,076.

Watch: Garden Isle COVID Cases Continue Decline, But Still Higher than State Averages

Kaua‘i COVID cases dropped again, according to the state’s latest figures, but the Garden Isle still outpaces some state averages when it comes to infections.

COVID Weekly Update: State Reports 5,362 New Cases

The state Department of Health reported 5,362 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 29, bringing the statewide total to 308,695. Fifteen new fatalities were reported.

Weekly County Briefing: COVID Case Numbers Continue to Decline

The county’s weekly COVID-19 video briefing Thursday, June 23, featured a special guest.

Mobile COVID Testing Van Shifting to New Weekday Schedule

The schedule for the free COVID-19 mobile testing van on Kaua‘i is changing.

Study: Nearly a Quarter of Hawaiʻi Nurses Surveyed Considered Quitting Because of Pandemic

Researchers say findings from a recent study which surveyed nurses throughout the state are concerning and align with other local and national research.

COVID Weekly Update: 5,482 New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 5,482 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 22, bringing the statewide total to 303,333. Fifteen new fatalities were reported.

New Reports Provide Look at COVID-19 Impact on Hawaiʻi

A new series of reports from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization shows that almost 2 in 3 adults in Hawaiʻi experienced adverse impacts — beyond the disease itself — from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekly County Briefing: Health Office Reports Another COVID Death; CDC Lists Island as High-Transmission Area

Kaua‘i County Managing Mike Dahilig reported Thursday, June 16, in the county’s weekly video briefing that the island’s COVID case counts are declining, but remain high.

Weekly COVID Update: 7K New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 7,199 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 15, bringing the statewide total to 297,851.

How Much Profit Are Private Labs Earning From PCR COVID Testing?

A paper recently published in Journal of General Internal Medicine details how the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic created a perfect storm in which private laboratories can earn huge profits from polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, testing while potentially impacting health care premium costs.

County Briefing: COVID Case Counts Decrease Slightly; Another Death Announced

Kaua‘i’s COVID-19 case count went down slightly during the past week, but with the good news also comes some sad news, with the announcement of another Kauai‘i COVID death.

Weekly COVID Update: 8K New Cases Confirmed Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 8,033 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, June 8, bringing the statewide total to 290,652.

Case Counts up for 10th Week in a Row

Officials urged elderly, young and vulnerable residents to exercise precaution against the virus, practices familiar with everyone now that the pandemic is well into its second year.
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