Here’s the latest coronavirus information for Hawaii County as of Thursday, 18 February 2021.
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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 19 February 2021, 0323 UTC, Post 23,395.
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This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, February 18th.
The Hawaii Department of Health reports seven (7) new cases of Coronavirus with one (1) person hospitalized on Hawaii Island. There have been no deaths reported in the last seven weeks.
Our numbers have decreased because of your efforts in following the preventive measures. Though Hawaii is one of the safest places in the country, we must continue the preventative measures of face masks, distancing, and limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people until most of our island residents are vaccinated. Maintaining the safety and health of our County remains a community effort. Mahalo for your kokua.
The Department of Health continues to coordinate vaccination points of distribution around the island to inoculate medical personnel, first responders and critical workers from the virus. Everyone will have an opportunity to be vaccinated as more vaccine becomes available. The Hilo Medical Center (HMC), North Hawaii Community Hospital (QNHCH) and the Kona Community Hospital (KCH) continue to offer vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older. Please visit their websites for more information and to register.
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