Increase in Positive COVID-19 Cases in Hawai’i

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Hawaii has increased. New data released on Wednesday, showed that more than 10% of people tested had the disease. Previously, the state had a 5% or lower positivity rate. In a video posted by Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, the US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said, “That is not good.” With 6% of those tested requiring hospitalization the increase in positive cases could overwhealm the healthcare system.