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The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) announced a second presumptive positive test result for an elderly adult who is hospitalized in serious condition on Oahu. The individual felt ill on March 2 while in Washington State, and on March 4 returned home to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA21 from Seattle to Honolulu. The individual ...
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The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) today announced the first positive test results for a person under investigation on Oahu. The individual was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise in Mexico and became ill after flying home to Oahu. Patient is currently isolated at home with mild to moderate symptoms. At this time, no ...
Read More Hawaii reports first COVID-19 case

ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus, formerly known as 2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our COVID-19 advisories page.  Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige today issued an emergency proclamation that allows the state to work quickly and efficiently to prevent, contain, and mitigate ...
Read More Governor Ige Issues Emergency Proclamation Over COVID-19

ATTENTION: This is a past news report about the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus, formerly known as 2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our COVID-19 advisories page. For more recent news items about COVID-19, see our latest updates on the news page.  ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM: What is happening? The U.S. ...
Read More State Department Issues “Do Not Travel” Advisory for China

ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our 2019-nCoV advisories page. For more recent news items about 2019-nCoV, see our latest updates on the news page.  What is happening? The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued ...
Read More CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to China

ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our 2019-nCoV advisories page. For more recent news items about 2019-nCoV, see our latest updates on the news page.  ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM: What is happening? On Monday, January 27, the Centers for ...
Read More CDC confirms additional cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our 2019-nCoV advisories page. For more recent news items about 2019-nCoV, see our latest updates on the news page.  ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM: What is happening? On Tuesday, January 21, the Centers for ...
Read More CDC reports first travel-related case in U.S. of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in traveler from Wuhan, China

ATTENTION: This is a news report about the ongoing outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). For comprehensive and updated information about this outbreak, see our 2019-nCoV advisories page. For more recent news items about 2019-nCoV, see our latest updates on the news page.  ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM: Health officials in China, along with the US Centers for ...
Read More CDC issues warning about pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China caused by novel coronavirus

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising travelers to be on alert for measles as international outbreaks around the Pacific and elsewhere continue to increase. This year, there were four reported cases of travel-related measles in Hawai‘i including three visitors and one resident. In 2018, there were no reported cases of measles in the ...
Read More DOH issues advisory for Hawaii travelers due to measles outbreaks abroad

Update: Since this news item was posted, the death toll from the measles outbreak in Samoa has risen to at least 63. Original new item: A measles epidemic that has swept through the Pacific island nation of Samoa since October has claimed 25 lives, all but one of them children. A total of 2,200 cases have ...
Read More Measles outbreak in Samoa leads to 25 deaths so far