According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, 66 Hawaii Island residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Accessed on 23 April 2020, 2055 UTC, Post 20653.
Source (email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency):
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“This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday morning, April 23rd.
On today’s report of COVID-19, the total number of people who tested positive for Hawaii Island is 66. This increase of 3 from yesterday is related to the fast food cluster. From this total of 66, 38 have been cleared as recovered and the remaining 28 are quarantined at home and monitored by the Department of Health. At this date, for Hawaii Island no one had to be hospitalized.
The Department of Health is continuing the investigation of the fast food cluster incident and based on their findings thus far, believe that this outbreak does not pose a threat to the general public.
For your information, drive through testing will be conducted today in Kona at the Keauhou shopping center from 8 this morning till 12 noon. Know that early testing means early detection and early care. Thank you, Ali’i Health, Hawaii Army National Guard, and the Hawaii County Task Force for conducting this service. Thank you, Kona for your good attendance always.
Thank you for listening and please take care of each other.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.”
Thanks for joining us today.
Until next time,
http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts (Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency)