Hawaii Appears To Be Flattening The COVID-19 Curve — For Now

But when it comes to statewide trends, Hawaii is doing relatively well, according to Dominik Wodarz and Natalia Komarova, professors at the University of California at Irvine. Wodarz, a professor at the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention, and Komarova, professor of applied mathematics, are part of a team in the university’s public health division analyzing the virus’ spread. They co-authored a paper about the trajectory of COVID-19 internationally, and have studied the disease in 10 California counties. Wodarz and Komarova said the virus’ spread in Hawaii is comparable to Orange County, and both places are doing better per capita compared with Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.