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WASHINGTON — The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front.

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Hawaii's coronavirus case count now stands at 175, according to the state health department's latest update. The number of positive and presumptive positive cases represents an increase of 24 from Saturday. Oahu now has a total of 123 coronavirus cases, Maui 20, Kauai 12 and the Big Island 12. 

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The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks.

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WASHINGTON — As the White House looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., the government's foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

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DETROIT — As the United States led the world with confirmed coronavirus cases, cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans grew as hotspots Saturday, while the virus continued to pummel New York City and made its way into rural America.

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Hawaii's coronavirus case count now stands at 151, according to the state health department's latest update. The number of positive and presumptive positive cases represents an increase of 29 from Friday. One of the new cases is a minor. Oahu now has a total of 108 coronavirus cases, Maui 16, Kauai 11 and the Big Island 10. 

 

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Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

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BERLIN — The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dug in for a long fight against the pandemic.

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WASHINGTON — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for deterring war with China and Iran.

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Passengers arriving at Hawaii airports are now being sent to 14 days of self-quarantine. On the same day that policy took effect in the state, a different kind of airport screening started in South Korea.

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Two other drive-through COVID-19 screening events are scheduled this weekend -- tomorrow at the Waipiʻo Peninsula Soccer Complex and Sunday in the Kakaʻako Waterfront Park parking lot. Those tested must have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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Updated: 3/27/20, 4:50 p.m.

More than 97,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in Hawaii since March 1st. Workers in the restaurant and hotel industries have been some of the hardest hit.

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Shipping operations are continuing uninterrupted to the state. Yet empty shelves are an increasingly common sight in local grocery stores. Toilet paper, cleaning supplies and chicken are just some of the items you may not find at your neighborhood store. So why is that?

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Thailand is one of the latest countries to declare a state of emergency. It goes into effect today — and lasts at least through the end of April.

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Updated: 3/26/20, 12:25 p.m.

Hawaii's coronavirus case count now stands at 106, according to the state health department's latest update. The number represents an increase of 11 cases from yesterday. Oahu has 77 cases, Maui 14, Kauai 5 and the Big Island 5. 

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Hawaii’s stay-at-home order and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for social distancing are prompting groups serving the homeless to make adjustments as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the islands.

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WAILUKU — Maui residents have been using signs and checkpoints to help enforce a government order to keep visitors off Hana Highway during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Help is on the way says Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz. The words came as the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion aid package designed to save the American economy from collapse.

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Singapore is often cited as a location that has been effective in its initial reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. This week the country is taking new steps because of a spike in new cases — largely because of residents returning from overseas.

Hawaii's coronavirus case count now stands at 95, according to the state health department's latest update. The number represents an increase of 6 cases from yesterday. Oahu has 68 cases, Maui 13, Kauai 5 and the Big Island 5. Four cases are pending results. There are no fatalities from COVID-19.

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As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe, Americans returning to the U.S. were entering the country without any health screening.

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New measures being adopted this week across Hawai’i to fight the spread of the coronavirus. In some parts of the Asia Pacific, steps are being taken that are even more severe when it comes to visitors.

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As people learn new habits in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus, where and how people get good food is high on the list of new challenges.

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Updated: 3/24/20, 8:55 p.m.

State health officials erred when they declared Hawaii's first death from the coronavirus. The health department issued a press release tonight saying that a re-test of the case turned up negative for COVID-19.

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Counties around Hawai’i have closed public gathering spaces as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. But one county remains an exception.

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Various states, cities and countries continue to take different approaches in battling the spread of the coronavirus. Late last week, Indonesia’s capital city declared a state of emergency.

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Updated: 3/23/20, 9:07 p.m.

The state Department of Health said Hawaii has recorded its first death from the coronavirus. The Oahu adult with multiple underlying conditions died on March 20. The department said in a news release that the victim had potential, indirect travel-related exposure.

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Japan has issued a travel warning for its nationals, urging them not to make nonessential trips to the United States because of the rapidly expanding coronavirus outbreak in that country, the foreign ministry said in a statement Sunday. Together with Gov. David Ige's new quarantine order for visitors, the move will likely further deepen the plunge in international arrivals to Hawaii.

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Updated: 3/22/20, 7:03 p.m.

As the number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii climbs to 56, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui Mayor Michael Victorino are ordering residents to stay at home and work at home if they aren't essential workers, following the lead of San Francisco and other jurisdictions.

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WASHINGTON — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as President Donald Trump called for a deal to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin indicated an agreement was within reach, but congressional Democratic leaders raised concerns after a meeting at the Capitol.

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