Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Hawaii
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Hawaii
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
Due to widespread transmission in California, CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Hawaii News:
- January 27, 2021‘Bigger than life’: Billy Kenoi remembered; former mayor dies at age 52
Hawaii lost a rising political star and ambassador of aloha Tuesday with the death of former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi, who succumbed to myelofibrosis, a rare form of leukemia he had battled since …
- January 27, 2021Broadband expansion plans find support
State internet advocates are excited after Gov. David Ige announced plans this week to invest in expanding Hawaii’s broadband infrastructure. Ige’s announcement during his State of the Sta …
- January 27, 2021Post-arrival testing to continue through February
Hawaii County will continue testing trans-Pacific arrivals for COVID-19 through at least February thanks to continued partnerships with private philanthropists. The county last month, under the new ad …
- January 27, 2021Hawaii Island unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in December
Hawaii Island’s unemployment rate dropped into the single digits in December, according to data released Monday by the state. During the final month of a tumultuous 2020 that saw unemployment sk …
- January 26, 2021Former Mayor Billy Kenoi dead at 52
Former Mayor Billy Kenoi, 52, has died, friends and family said Tuesday. Kenoi had been battling myelofibrosis, a rare form of leukemia, since 2015. At one of last public appearances at the Dec. 7 cou …
- January 27, 2021Concerns raised over $53K plan to commemorate historic home
HONOLULU — Birthday plans for one of Hawaii’s most esteemed houses are raising concerns about the proposed $53,000 cost while the state deals with significant economic problems stemming fr …
- January 26, 2021Hilo hospital seeing high demand for COVID vaccine from kupuna 75 and older as rollout continues
Because of the high demand for the COVID-19 vaccine from kupuna 75 and older, Hilo Medical Center will delay its vaccination rollout to individuals 65-74. People within that age group, however, can no …
- January 26, 2021Ige introduces digital economy initiative during State of the State address
Gov. David Ige’s State of the State address Monday promised big changes for the state, but was light on detail. Throughout the course of a half-hour speech, Ige discussed at length the impacts t …
- January 26, 2021Hawaii GOP official resigns after posting pro-QAnon tweets
A high-ranking official with the Hawaii Republican Party confirmed Monday that he resigned after posting a series of tweets about the QAnon conspiracy theory on the official party account, saying its …
- January 25, 2021Penn arrested on suspicion of DUI
Jay Penn of Hilo, also known as B.J. Penn, was arrested Saturday for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, police said in a news release this afternoon. About 4:51 p.m. Sat …