Here is the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County as of Thursday 28 January 2021.
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Accessed on 28 January 2021, 2300 UTC, Post 23,281.
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This is a COVID-19 informational update for Wednesday, January 27th.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports seven (7) new cases of Coronavirus with two (2) persons hospitalized on Hawaii Island. There have been no deaths reported in the last four weeks.
Hawaii remains a safe place because many of you have chosen to follow the preventive measures of face masks, distancing, and limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people. Mahalo for your kokua. Please be patient and continue to practice preventive measures as we work to vaccinate everyone who desires to be inoculated.
Most of the recent cases have been travel related. If you do travel off-island, upon return, please be especially cautious when interacting with people who have not traveled to help reduce the chance of spreading the virus in the community.
The Hilo Medical Center (HMC), North Hawaii Community Hospital (QNHCH), and Kona Community Hospital (KCH) are offering vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older. Please visit their websites for more information and to register.
Hawaii residents 75 years of age and older may also register for an appointment to be vaccinated by calling the Department of Health at 300-1120 from 9:00 am ‘til 3:00 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.
Thank you for listening and have a safe day.
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