The total number of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii rises by 1 to 607.
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A total 493 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting five new recoveries today. Read more
More than 4,000 visitors have come to Hawaii since the state’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers took effect a little over a month ago. Read more
A 37-year-old Pahoa man is accused spitting and coughing on grocery store employees while claiming he had COVID-19 when he allegedly attempted to steal food from the establishment in Pahoa. Read more
A survey of Hawaii businesses showed about 220,000 full- and part-time jobs in the state have been lost since January with some industries down more than 80% while others have cut jobs by less than 1%. Read more
Case told the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness this morning that Hawaii individuals, businesses and other organizations have already received an estimated $4.5 billion. Read more
The official release of the videos follows what the Pentagon called “unauthorized” distribution in 2007 and 2017 — but also the startling admission that the videos were the real deal. Read more
The White House released new guidelines today aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” the nation. Read more
The White House readied new guidelines today on coronavirus testing and reopening businesses as it sought to regain its footing after weeks of criticism and detours created in part by presidential sideshows. Read more
Police said two male suspects approached the victim, physically assaulted him and forced him into the trunk of his own vehicle at about 9 p.m. on April 20. Read more
Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses. But consumers could face less selection and slightly higher prices. Read more
Gov. David Ige and the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism energy program administrator Gwen Yamamoto Lau were today’s featured guests on the COVID-19 Care Conversation. Read more
Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a “little flu” and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection’s spread in Europe and the U.S. Read more
The man, 35, is one of two suspects who allegedly shot someone in the back during a kidnapping attempt. Read more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus. Read more
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s prolonged public absence has led to rumors of ill health and worries about how it could influence the future of the North. Read more
The NBA has pushed back plans that would allow teams to reopen their practice facilities for at least one week, and cautioned that the new target is far from set in stone. Read more
NYC to close 40 miles of streets to cars, mostly near parks Read more
The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns. Read more
The bridge between athlete and sponsor will likely be content delivery platforms — a cottage industry of sorts eager to link the two and cash in. Read more
The Federal Reserve is taking additional steps to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to suport American households and businesses as well as local governments as they deal with the coronavirus. Read more
As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people exposed to the coronavirus. Read more