Here’s the latest COVID-19 Update for Hawaii County.
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Accessed on 09 October 2020, 2034 UTC, Post 21,653.
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This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Friday, October 9th.
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 forty-five (45). Many of these new cases are concentrated within known clusters of infection. At this date, for Hawaii Island, nine (9) are hospitalized. A total of thirty-six (36) deaths have been reported on Hawaii Island. Our condolences to their families and friends.
On testing schedule, a drive-up district test is scheduled for today in North Kona at the Keauhou Shopping Center from 9 this morning ‘til noon. A district test is defined as one that is open to the public. Two drive-up district tests are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th. One in South Kohala at the Kamakoa Nui Park in Waikoloa Village. The other in North Kona at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Hours for both sites will be from 9 in the morning ‘til 1 in the afternoon. Increased testing will continue throughout the Island. Remember the purpose of testing is to identify positive cases as early as possible and in this way help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Your participation in testing is important as the spread of the coronavirus cannot be stopped without your help.
Know that the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings are mandated to help prevent the spread of the virus. 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.
For more information, please go here: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts