COVID in 2022: Vaccines, at-home tests help lower infections

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Maverick Kuwahara, 4, puts his head on his mother, Brittini Kuwahara, after crying through the COVID-19 vaccine on June 23 at KTA Super Stores Puainako. The vaccine was offered to children under 5 this year.

Fifty-six Big Island residents died in 2022 from COVID-19, according to state Department of Health data.