State’s success in mitigating the spread of coronavirus could result in easing of restrictions

Julie Janke, a medical technologist at Principle Health Systems and SynerGene Laboratory, loads samples to be tested for COVID-19 antibodies Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Houston. The company, which opened two new testing sites Tuesday, is now offering a new COVID-19 antibody test developed by Abbott Laboratories. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A man’s blood is collected for testing of coronavirus antibodies at a drive through testing site in Hempstead, N.Y., Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The test, being administered by Somos Community Care, takes approximately 15 minutes and tests for the presence of antibodies in a person’s blood, signifying that they may have some immunity to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)




State officials were optimistic Wednesday because the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hawaii is in decline.