As of Sunday afternoon, 24 May 2020, Hawaii’s statewide coronavirus total stands at 643.
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As of today, 35 infections in Hawaii are active cases with a total of 591 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation” and two new release cases reported today. Read more
On Saturday, 384 visitors arrived in Hawaii, surpassing the previous peak of 363 visitors who arrived Thursday. Read more
President Donald Trump today further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases. Read more
Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighborhoods today, as police repeatedly fired tear gas during the city’s largest street mobilization in months. Read more
The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities today about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans. Read more
The man failed to see the pig on the road, police said. Read more
Police said the man apparently became overwhelmed by strong currents while diving about 8:30 p.m. Friday. Read more
Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. Read more
Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days. Read more
Known for its world-class beaches, laid-back vibe and status as a natural-disaster magnet, Puerto Rico is hoping to make another name for itself: innovator in pandemic travel. Read more
The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim. Read more
For a preview of the future of office work, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world. Read more
One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and was awarded a Purple Heart. Read more
Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey. Read more
There are many legitimate concerns about how gyms and fitness studios can safely reopen without furthering the spread. But infectious disease experts say risk can be greatly mitigated by following some simple rules. Read more
Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Read more
New York Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb knew that he and first-year coach Walt Hopkins would have to make some tough decisions on the team’s roster this year. Read more
With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s determined to bring home holiday cheer amid the coronavirus gloom. Read more
The daily coronavirus death toll was slightly above 100 in New York state but the trend continues down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Read more
Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials. Read more
President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me. Read more