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Warning signs go up at Kailua Bay for potential bacteria

Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public to avoid waters near the City and County of Honolulu Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall in Kailua Bay. The City began discharging wastewater that exceeds the bacteria limits in their state permit on Feb. 18, 2021. The permit violation was first reported by the City on Saturday, Feb. 20. The City’s ongoing exceedance of the state’s permitted enterococcus bacteria limits are... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 2/26

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Friday, February 26, 2021 in the Aloha State. Department of Health: State Laboratory Finds New Variant DOH’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawai‘i. The P.2 variant, which contains the E484K mutation, was identified through surveillance testing conducted on O‘ahu. While the implications of this additional strain are unknown at... Read More
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Kauai Kuhio Highway contraflow resumes

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will resume regular Monday thru Friday hours for the Kuhio Highway Contraflow on Monday, March 1, 2021. Hours of operation for the southbound contraflow between the Kapaa Temporary Bypass Road and Kapule Highway are: Weekdays, Monday – Friday 4:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Modified hours due to lower COVID volumes were in place since the contraflow lane reopened on May 11, 2021. HDOT will continue... Read More

2 Deaths and 44 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 2/26

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 44 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 27,399 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,085,483 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 26,939 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.2%. Currently, the average daily cases is 46.9. There were a total of 613 cases reported in the past... Read More
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New P.2 COVID variant in Hawaii confirmed

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirmed the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawaii. The P.2 variant, which contains the E484K mutation, was identified through surveillance testing conducted on Oahu. While the implications of this additional strain are unknown at this time, the P.2 variant is closely watched because two individuals in Brazil who were previously infected with COVID were reinfected with the P.2 variant.   It... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 2/25

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Thursday, February 25, 2021, in the Aloha State. Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The charts below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. 45 New COVID-19 Cases DOH reports 45 new cases of coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted... Read More
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45 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 2/25

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 45 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 27,358 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,080,715 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 26,900 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.2%. Currently, the average daily cases is 47.4. There were a total of 634 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 2/24

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Aloha State. Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates The chart below will be included in the Daily News Digest, Monday-Friday. A weekly summary is included each Wednesday. 50 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Additional Deaths Reported DOH reports 50 new cases of coronavirus today. The department reported four... Read More
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4 Deaths and 50 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 2/24

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 50 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 27,320 (up XX% from the previous day). To date, 1,075,225 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 26,853 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.2%. Currently, the average daily cases is 51.1. There were a total of 684 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Vacation Rentals Still Outpacing Hotel Occupancy

In January 2021, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 433,000 unit nights (-44.3%) and monthly demand was 167,500 unit nights (-73.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 38.7 percent (-53.1 percentage points). In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 23.3 percent in January 2021. It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rental units are not necessarily... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 2/23

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the Aloha State. Governor’s Office: One Down, One to Go for Governor, First Lady, Cabinet & Staff  Gov. Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige received their first COVID-19 vaccinations at Washington Place Monday afternoon. They were joined by about 65 cabinet and staff members. Gov. Ige had delayed his vaccination because of... Read More
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Mural at Old Stadium Park coming to life

The rich, diverse history of Mōʻiliʻili and Old Stadium Park will come to life in a community-inspired mural being painted at the urban park beginning this week. The mural will adorn a once graffiti-ridden wall at the ‘Ewa, mauka-end of the park shared between the City and the nearby building owner.   The over 9-acre public space sits above underground caves and was home to Honolulu Stadium from 1926 to 1976... Read More
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47 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 2/23

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 47 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 27,270 (up 0.2% from the previous day). To date, 1,070,170 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 26,785 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 49 There were a total of 694 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii flags at half-staff in memory of 500,000 who died from COVID-19

In today's Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Monday, February 22, 2021 in the Aloha State, Hawaii Governor Ige announced all flags to be flown at half-mast in memory of the half million who has passed due to the coronavirus. Governor’s Office: At the direction of US President Joe Biden, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. flag and the Hawai‘i state... Read More
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52 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 2/22

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 52 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 27,223 (up XX% from the previous day). To date, 1,069,386 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 26,748 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1%. Currently, the average daily cases is 44.9. There were a total of 683 cases reported in the past... Read More