Here’s the current COVID-19 information for Hawaii County.
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This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Friday, September 25th.
On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of new active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is fourteen (14). At this date, for Hawaii Island, seventeen (17) are hospitalized. The Hilo Medical Center reports a total of twenty-eight (28) deaths for Hawaii Island. Twenty-six (26) are from the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home. Our prayers and condolences to the families of these veterans.
Do know that efforts at the Veterans Home, and other longer term care facilities by federal, state and county departments continue as officials work to contain the spread of the virus in our community. A grateful thank you to the departments and private groups for their assistance and response.
For your information, a Coronavirus drive-up testing is scheduled for today in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Auditorium parking lot. Please use the Kuawa Street entrance to the site. There is also a testing today in North Kona at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Hours for both locations are from 9 this morning ‘til noon. Remember the purpose of testing is to identify positive cases as early as possible; your participation is encouraged and in this way you can help stop the spread of the virus. An `Ohana food service is also scheduled in Hamakua at the Honokaa Sports Complex. Distribution begins at 10:00 am.
Only together, can we stop the spread of the virus to keep our family, friends, and community safe. Please accept this kuleana to make Hawaii Safe.
Thank you for listening and have a safe day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.