HCCC inmates transferred to Oahu amid COVID-19 outbreak

Twenty-eight inmates were transferred from Hawaii Community Correctional Center to facilities on Oahu to reduce some overcrowding at the jail, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 200.

Single new COVID-19 case reported

One new COVID-19 cases was reported by state health officials Wednesday on the Big Island, bringing the total case tally to 3,151 since late-February 2020.

DOH: 47% of Big Islanders fully vaccinated

More than 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on the Big Island with 47% of the island’s population fully inoculated as of Monday, state health officials said.

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused some doses to go to waste.