Report: Hawaii safest state in COVID-19 pandemic

  • KTA Keauhou Pharmacy Manager Megan Arbles facilitates COVID testing in July 2021. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Traffic backs up onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway as people wait to get COVID testing Saturday at the Kona International Market. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A family heads out with food and goodies from Waimea Family Food Truck Friday COVID Pau Friday in August 2021. The first 40 people vaccinated on site received a $25 food voucher to be used at the food trucks. A mahalo gift to was provided to the first 40 people to show proof of a prior vaccination. Hawaii is the safest state in the nation to weather the coronavirus, according to a study released Thursday by the online credit reporting company WalletHub.(Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii is the safest state in the nation to weather the coronavirus, according to a study released Thursday by the online credit reporting company WalletHub.