Hawaii COVID cases spike

  • Premier Medical Group vaccinates community members outside of S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo on June 30.

  • A shopper walks out of S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo on June 30. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported 243 confirmed and probable new cases of COVID-19 across Hawaii — the biggest single-day case count since January and the eighth straight day totals have reached triple digits.