Community spread of COVID-19 on Maui, Big Island raises alarm – Hawaii News Now

“Today’s number is certainly concerning, but not unexpected,” said Mayor Michael Victorino in a press release. “Our medical advisers anticipated a dramatic surge in cases after the holidays. We are watching the numbers very carefully, but we do hope to see a downward trend toward later this month. In the meantime, we are enforcing existing public health rules and working with Governor Ige to institute some new restrictions.”