H-3 Freeway

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Federal officials have denied the state’s request to close the H-3 Freeway to hold surge testing for COVID-19. 

Hilo Medical Center / Hilo Medical Center

Updated: 8/31/2020, 1:35 p.m.

Where we stand

Hawaii had its deadliest day today with 7 deaths reported by the state Department of Health. New cases totaled 133. The latest numbers bring the death toll to 70 and total number of cases to 8,472.