Gov. Ige urges caution as new virus strains are found in Hawaii

  • Rhee, left, and Ivan Manueo sit together near Wailoa River State Park in Hilo on Monday while waiting for a car repair. (Kelsey Wallling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Two people sport masks while walking across the bridge to Coconut Island in Hilo on Monday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Although new variants of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige said Monday that those strains are not prevalent in the community.