State tops 250 total COVID-19 cases

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Linda Nguyen walks down the sidewalk on Kamehameha Street after getting items Wednesday at Abundant Life Natural Foods in Hilo. Most stores are closed on the street while essential businesses and restaurants remain open.

Wednesday had the largest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawaii over a one-day period, and Gov. David Ige said the pandemic “has turned our community upside down and is forever altering the way that we once lived.”