BEIJING — China’s economic growth accelerated to 4.9% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as a shaky recovery from the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength.
Hawaii County spent almost half of its $80 million federal coronavirus relief money in the first seven months of the program, and with three months to go before the money has to be spent or returned, Mayor Harry Kim is confident returning it won’t be an option.
The state Department of Health reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii today, bringing the statewide total of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 14,068.
The Department of Health said that, as of noon today, there are 83 new cases of COVID-19 reported statewide and one new coronavirus-related deaths was reported.
It was all hands on deck Friday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, the second day of rapid testing for trans-Pacific arrivals.
County civil attorneys were ironing out details of a plan to be submitted to Gov. David Ige to allow interisland travelers to come to the Big Island without a 14-day quarantine as of late Friday afternoon, Mayor Harry Kim said.
The Department of Health said that, as of noon today, there are 89 new cases of COVID-19 reported statewide and one new coronavirus-related deaths was reported.