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Monday, June 14, 2021

One Case of “Delta” Variant Detected in Hawai‘i by State Lab

The variant was detected in a specimen from an O‘ahu resident, who traveled to Nevada in early May. The person was fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel and had a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to departing Nevada. The person developed mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 several days after returning to Hawai‘i and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. To date, there is no evidence of household transmission or secondary cases.
Monday, June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 56 Cases

The confirmed cases included: 22 on O‘ahu (-1 probable); 13 on Maui (+1 probable); seven on Kaua‘i; four on Hawai‘i Island; and 10 in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Blood Bank of Hawai‘i in Urgent Need of Donors on Maui

The Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi is in urgent need of donors on Maui for all blood types, particularly O-/O+.
Monday, June 14, 2021

80 Acres on O‘ahu Transferred from Federal Government to Native Hawaiian Community

An 80-acre parcel of surplus federal property at the former NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on O‘ahu is being transferred for inclusion in the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust. The land has the potential to provide homesteads for 200 to 400 Native Hawaiian families.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Hilo Man Dies During Exchange of Gunfire with Police

One officer, a 13-year veteran of the department, reportedly returned fire and struck the suspect several times. Police have since identified the suspect as 34-year-old Ryan Y. Santos of Hilo, and say he died at the scene.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Five Maui County Students Receive Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarships

Five Maui County high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 each by the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship program.
Monday, June 14, 2021

California Man Found Unresponsive During Snorkeling Trip Off Maui

A California man was found unresponsive during a snorkeling trip off of Maui on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 36 Cases (32 Confirmed, 4 Probable)

The confirmed cases included: two on Hawai‘i Island; 16 on O‘ahu; nine on Maui (+3 probable); and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state (+1 probable).
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Cockfighting Investigation on Moloka‘i Nets Two Arrests

Maui police say an investigation into an illegal cockfighting operation on Molokaʻi last month netted two arrests.
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Woman Airlifted from “Olivine Pools” on Maui During Ocean Rescue

Fire officials say a 10-year-old boy fell into the water while hiking with his mother along the rocky shoreline. His 40-year-old mother and a bystander entered the water in an attempt to assist the boy.
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