State Department of Health begins releasing weekly ‘cluster reports’

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Signs remind students to practice social distancing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A cluster of COVID-19 cases on Oahu were attributed to college student activity. To alleviate any potential spread, UH-Hilo students must social distance and wear masks if they’re on campus.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Cara Carpenter, left, and Tiara Carreira study outside the library at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A cluster of COVID-19 cases on Oahu was attributed to college student activity. To alleviate any potential spread, Hilo students must social distance and wear masks if they're on campus.

Two clusters of COVID-19, stemming from social gatherings on the Big Island, have resulted in 63 cases, according to a new “cluster report” released Thursday by the state Department of Health.