New COVID-19 variant now dominant in Hawaii

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left, Ruth Tosie, Taquila Sambrana and Chaz Siu with talk while waiting for people to get tested for COVID-19 in February at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

The Hawaii Department of Health confirmed Thursday that BA.2 is now the dominant COVID-19 variant throughout the state.