Here’s the current COVID-19 information for Hawaii County as of Monday, 21 December 2020.
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Content supplied by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 21 December 2020, 2203 UTC, Post 22,060.
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 Monday, December 21st.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports thirteen (13) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island with four (4) persons hospitalized. A total of fifty (50) deaths have been reported for Hawaii Island.
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. Be aware that we continue to have Coronavirus Cases within our communities and we must all do our part in exercising the precautions that will keep us safe. The news of the vaccine is very good. Health care providers and first responders will receive vaccinations this week but please be aware that availability to the general public is still months away. We must rely on the preventive measures in place to keep us safe through this Holiday Season.
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 especially during the Holiday Season when we gather and celebrate.
Thank you for listening and have a safe day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
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Until next time,