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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 9/7

COVID-19 UPDATE 43    In honor of Hawaiian History Month, we are committed to learning about the legacy of ali‘i and the decisive actions they took to protect public health. It is evident Hawaiian leaders put the wellbeing of their people above all else. When looking back at the smallpox epidemic of 1853, ali‘i created […]

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HIPHI COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here? Today’s case count is the highest Monday count on record with a statewide total of 720 new cases and 10,946 active cases. Yesterday was the first day that the state reached 10,000 active cases. Hawai‘i is geographically remote, which makes our health system extremely vulnerable. Our hospitals cannot […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/24

COVID-19 UPDATE 42    Hawai‘i is again at a crossroads in our fight against COVID-19. Over the last week, our state averaged 671 daily cases, with 409 people currently hospitalized. If we do not change our course, models forecast that cases could peak at 3,700 cases per day in October. Our healthcare system will not […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 8/9

COVID-19 UPDATE 41     How is the Delta variant different from other strains of COVID-19? The Delta variant is twice as contagious as the original coronavirus and data shows it might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons, even among young and healthy individuals. Delta is currently the predominant strain of […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/26

COVID-19 UPDATE 40      As of Saturday, there was an average of 185 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide, with three new deaths in the last week. As the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the islands, it is important to consider which activities pose a higher risk. You can view the state’s COVID-19 Cluster Report (published […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 7/12

COVID-19 UPDATE 39 At HIPHI, we take a holistic approach to health. In honor of Plastic Free July, we wanted to put a spotlight on environmental health. The pandemic has caused an increase in single use plastics, and local environmental groups have noticed this issue, despite efforts across the state to reduce use. In 2020, […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/28

COVID-19 UPDATE 38 June is national Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month! Many people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias are vulnerable during the pandemic. Those interested in learning more can find resources and more information on COVID-19, Alzheimer’s and Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Association. People without a history of Alzheimer’s or other dementias can […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/14

COVID-19 UPDATE 37 Fifty-five percent of Hawaii’s population has been fully vaccinated and this continues to be reflected in low case numbers statewide! When the state achieves a 60 percent vaccination rate, Governor Ige will loosen restrictions as an incentive to encourage vaccination so we can resume the lives we remember and protect our loved […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 6/1

COVID-19 UPDATE 36   Yesterday, we took time to honor those who have served our country and recognize those who have sacrificed their lives. We’d also like to thank our active military and the many sacrifices they and their families make for all of us. The U.S. military has played an important role in saving […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/17

COVID-19 UPDATE 35   May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has been and continues to be a transition for children across the country. With vaccine eligibility expanding to children ages 12 and up, the Hawai‘i DOE announced that all public school students should plan on returning to campuses for full, in-person […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 5/3

COVID-19 UPDATE 34   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Hawai‘i Public Health Institute acknowledges that AANHPI communities face systemic barriers to health equity. We are committed to working towards health equity for AANHPI communities, including an equitable distribution of COVID-19 resources. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Hawai‘i COVID-19 Response, Recovery […]

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HIPHI COVID-19 Update 4/19

COVID-19 UPDATE 33  One million doses of vaccine have been administered in Hawai‘i, which translates into more than a third of Hawai‘i residents! This is an incredible milestone for our state and we are grateful for the hard work of those in the Hawai‘i Department of Health, all partnering organizations and collaborating community members! With […]