Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: Hawaii’s COVID-19 county has risen to 517 which includes 13 new cases on Tuesday.
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Content provided by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 15 April 2020, 1435 UTC, Post 20596.
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A total 333 patients in Hawaii have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting 18 new recoveries today. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that 691 trans-Pacific passengers arrived on Monday, including 164 visitors and 205 residents. Read more
The attorney for a man who slapped a Hawaiian monk seal while visiting Oahu several months ago has issued an apology on behalf of his client. Read more
Kainoa Kaoni is wanted for escape after he met with his case worker and was asked to wait at the gatehouse, but left without authorization. Read more
Bank of Hawaii is temporarily expanding hours for most of its open branches in the state due to customers who might wish to cash or deposit Social Security benefit payments and/or economic impact payments from the IRS. Read more
Hawaii National Bank is cutting branch hours to best ensure its customers’ and employees’ health and safety during the pandemic. Read more
A 33-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition today after falling about 100 feet down a waterfall off Old Pali Road in Nuuanu. Read more
By the time President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence. Read more
The mystery of the children’s disappearance and the deaths of three people close to the couple, including their spouses, has sparked investigations in several states and worldwide headlines. Read more
In the U.S., a shot made by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. isn’t far behind. The first person to receive that experimental vaccine last month returned to a Seattle clinic today for a second dose. Read more
Hawaii island police have arrested a man and woman for breaking into a South Kohala home and stealing several items before fleeing in a vehicle over the weekend. Read more
Hawaii health officials are calling for volunteers to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Read more
Ige said the numbers look promising. Read more
Honolulu police arrested a 39-year-old man after he allegedly threatened to blow up a hospital and police station. Read more
Health officials said today that for months to come the “new normal” will continue to look a lot like daily life does now: teleworking, physical distancing and use of masks in public. Read more
An upper level disturbance will produce periods of slow-moving heavy rain and thunderstorms across the islands tonight. Read more
President Donald Trump said he instructed his administration to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization for taking China’s claims about the coronavirus “at face value” and failing to share information about the pandemic as it spread. Read more
Democratic and Republican governors had sounded the alarm after Trump asserted that he and he alone would determine when and how to reopen the economy, despite clear constitutional limitations on federal powers. Read more
The Health Department said there is no risk to customers because “the restaurant was taking necessary physical distancing measures to protect customers.” Read more
The state’s death toll rose to 571, a 14% increase over Monday night’s death toll of 499. Read more
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