Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County on Thursday, 17 December 2020.
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This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, December 17th.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports sixteen (16) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island with three (3) persons hospitalized. A total of fifty (50) deaths have been reported for Hawaii Island. The Department of Health reports a Hawaii Island resident has died on Oahu, our condolences to their family and friends.
You should understand the seriousness of what is happening in areas outside of Hawaii. The Coronavirus cases count and fatalities continue to dramatically increase across our Nation and are projected to continue at the current rate or worse through early next year. The news of the vaccine is very good and the first shipment will be on Island next week and will be available for health care providers but please be aware that availability to the general public is still months away.
The Island and State of Hawaii remain as one of the safest places to be in the United States. We need to continue to stay healthy with exercise, fresh air, sunlight, cleanliness and social connectedness within the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings. Please accept this kuleana to keep Hawaii safe so we can go through the next two or three months as safely as possible.
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