Hawaii health care providers address rise in cases, vaccine hesitancy

Alonzo Osche

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii’s case count and positivity rate are rising, and medical facilities are already feeling the impact.

Hospitalizations in Hawaii have more than doubled in the last two weeks.

On Friday, 147 new infections were reported. Officials say 3% of tests administered are now coming back positive. That’s up from 1% a month ago.

Meanwhile, the state’s vaccination rate stands at 59.1%.

Health experts say the vast majority of infections are among the unvaccinated.

As Hawaii faces the prospect of another surge in cases, HNN spoke to three healthcare experts to understand where the state is when it

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