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Top Story: Hawaii’s confirmed coronavirus cases rist to 371.
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Accessed on 06 April 2020, 0040 UTC, Post 20548.
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The state’s coronavirus death toll stands at 4, unchanged from Saturday. Read more
Nearly a quarter of Hawaii residents surveyed as part of a new COVID-19 tracking effort reported that they had symptoms that could be the result of having the new coronavirus. Read more
President Donald Trump and members of the National Coronavirus Task Force are giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Saturday’s trans-Pacific passenger count was 683, including 106 visitors and 220 residents returning home to Hawaii. Read more
Capt. Brett Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital for tests, his office said, because he is still suffering symptoms, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Read more
Eight people have been arrested since Thursday on suspicion of violating state or county states of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to police booking logs. Read more
A 35-year-old Hilo man has been charged with enhanced penalties after police said he burglarized a Kurtistown home during Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation for the coronavirus outbreak. Read more
Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe. Read more
Across the United States, even as coronavirus deaths are being recorded in terrifying numbers — many hundreds each day — the true death toll is likely much higher. Read more
Mayor Michael Victorino said the individual is an employee of Friendly Market Center and in self-isolation. The grocery story is closed until April 20. Read more
A review of federal purchasing contracts by the Associated Press shows federal agencies largely waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers. Read more
A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a slight glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Read more
Some Hawaii residents say social distancing is the antithesis of tradition in the state, where people greet each other with hugs, kisses and lei, and families are close-knit. Read more
Some Kentucky churches held Palm Sunday services in defiance of Gov. Andy Beshear’s warning against in-person worship. Read more
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said. Read more
One person has died in an accident on the H-2 freeway that has closed all southbound lanes between Ka Uka Boulevard and the Waianae exit. Read more
A man was arrested for allegedly shooting his parents during a family cookout in Las Vegas, leaving his father dead and his mother in extremely critical condition, police said. Read more
Countless doctors and nurses around the world are choosing to move to hotels, tents, garages and other temporary housing to protect their loved ones — even as they risk exposing themselves to a virus that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, including a number of medical workers. Read more
A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said. Read more
Whistler, whose death was announced Friday, was the third person to die of the coronavirus in Hawaii. Read more
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