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ATLANTA — As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen.

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Updated: 4/4/2020, 1:14 p.m.


An East Oahu man over 65 years old is the fourth person in Hawaii to die from the coronavirus, state health officials said today. The confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases now number 351, up by 32 from yesterday and including two minors. 

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Updated: 4/3/2020, 4:35 p.m.


Gov. David Ige says he won't join Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's call to President Trump for a halt to all nonessential travel on commercial airplanes.


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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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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.