Hawaii Health Department reports 12 new coronavirus-related deaths, 7,149 new infections.
Accessed on 19 May 2022, 0558 UTC.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The state’s 7-day average of new cases today was reported at 925 compared to 722 on May 11, representing the eighth consecutive, weekly increase. Read more
Mackenzie Barefoot punched a security guard Nov. 17 at The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell COVID-19 testing site. Read more
Increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are putting more of the country under guidelines issued by the CDC that call for masking and other infection precautions. Read more
Question: Can we get more COVID-19 tests mailed for free? Also, regarding the booster, are we supposed to get the second shot or not? Read more
The CDC found that 46 states reported declines in marriage rates in 2020. Hawaii saw the largest drop in the country — 48% — followed by California, which fell 44%. Read more
The official Korean Central News Agency reported that more than 1.98 million people have become sick with feverish symptoms since late April, Read more
That dynamic has only intensified in recent months as inflation jumps sharply, and the latest financial report from Target underscores the challenges. Read more
Japan’s growth is facing diverse challenges, but ultimately its recovery will depend on COVID, analysts said. Read more
The ruthless and often chaotic implementation of zero-COVID in China has stirred considerable resentment and food shortages in Shanghai, where some residents have been under lockdown for six weeks. Read more
The White House announced today that U.S. households can request an additional eight free at-home tests to be shipped by the U.S. Postal Service. Read more
On a recent nighttime visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader’s lieutenants have quarantined hundreds of thousands of suspected COVID-19 patients and urged people with mild symptoms to take willow leaf or honeysuckle tea. Read more
A criminal case against former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, one of the first Black representatives elected to Congress from Florida after Reconstruction, ended today with her guilty plea to a tax charge in a charity fraud case. Read more
North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern about the public health threat. Read more
Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito said the tours will be allowed from Australia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States as an experiment. Read more
The Food and Drug Administration’s authorization now opens a third shot of Pfizer’s vaccine to elementary-age kids, too — at least five months after their last dose. Read more
Honolulu Hale’s efforts to distribute upward of $225 million in pandemic- related federal funding through its Rental and Utility Relief Program have been underway for over a year — and recipients are now beginning to hit set limits for financial assistance. Read more
North Korea lacks testing supplies to confirm coronavirus infections in large numbers, and the report didn’t say how many of the fever cases were COVID-19. Read more
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the response was part of an effort to keep visitors and Chicagoans safe, including the city’s youth. Read more
The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. Read more