According to the State of Hawaii Department of Health the COVID-19 variant from the U.K. showed up in a resident with no history of travel.
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Health officials earlier this week warned that the 60% more highly transmissible UK strain, known as B1.1.7, may be circulating in the islands, a potential setback in the race to vaccinate as many residents as possible before exposure to new strains.
“We’ve only seen hail twice in the last couple of decades,” said Harry Durgin, who is a professional photographer and happens to be the administrator for the Facebook group called Puna Weather.