Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County.
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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 20 October 2020, 2051 UTC, Post 21,714.
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 Tuesday, October 20th.
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 twenty-four (24). At this date, for Hawaii Island, five (5) are hospitalized. A total of forty (40) deaths have been reported on Hawaii Island. Please do your part to stop the spread of this virus.
On testing, there are no district tests today. For tomorrow, Wednesday, a district test, which is open to the public, is scheduled in North Kona at the Keauhou Shopping from 9 in the morning ‘til 12 noon and in Hilo at the Civic Auditorium beginning at 3 in the afternoon ‘til 6. Understand that the importance of testing is to identify positive cases as early as possible and in this way help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
Know that the virus spread is occurring island wide and preventive measures of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings are critical to stop the spread of the virus and therefore protect our family, friends and community. Please accept this kuleana to make Hawaii Safe.
Thank you for listening and have a day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
For more information, please go here: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts