Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County on Saturday, 09 January 2021.
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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 09 January 2021, 2220 UTC, Post 22,167.
Source (email notice 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 Saturday, January 9th.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports twenty (20) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island with two (2) persons hospitalized. There have been no deaths reported in the last week.
Do know that many of the new positive cases we are seeing on Hawaii Island are travel related which emphasizes the importance of exercising caution during trans-Pacific and inter-island travel. We continue to do well within our communities and key to our safety is following the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings of no more than 10 people. We need your help to continue to accept this kuleana to keep our family, friends, and community safe.
For your information covid-19 vaccinations have been occurring throughout our island and those receiving the vaccine include the most vulnerable and those in the medical and health care industry as well as first responders and critical workers. Information will be shared for when and where vaccinations will be available as the Department of Health expands the vaccine program to include more of the community.
Thank you for listening and have a safe weekend.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.