Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County on Wednesday, 23 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 23 December 2020, 2247 UTC, Post 22,072.
Source (email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency):
This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Wednesday, December 23rd.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports Thirteen (13) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island with one (1) person hospitalized. A total of fifty (50) deaths have been reported for Hawaii Island.
Both the State and County monitor coronavirus case activity outside of our home here in Hawaii and we see that case counts and fatalities continue to dramatically increase across our Nation and are projected to continue at the current rate or worse through early next year. Residents and travelers returning from off-island need to be especially careful and should practice the preventive measures to keep their family, friends, and our community safe. The news of the vaccine is very good. Health care providers and first responders started receiving vaccinations today but please be aware that the vaccine is not likely to be available to the general public until this spring. 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 when we gather and celebrate during the Holiday Season.
Thank you for listening and have a safe day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
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