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2021-03-03 Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest coronavirus update for Hawaii County.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

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 Wednesday, March 3rd.

The Hawaii Department of Health reports zero (0) new case of Coronavirus with One (1) person hospitalized on Hawaii Island.  There have been no deaths reported in the last nine weeks.

It is because of your cooperation that the case numbers have remained consistently low. While the vaccine is a key measure in slowing the spread of the virus, it is still necessary to follow the preventative measures of wearing masks, distancing, and limiting gatherings to 10 persons. Thank you for your patience as you wait for the opportunity for more of our community to be vaccinated.  Please understand that the current Emergency Rules do not exempt vaccinated travelers from quarantine.

The Department of Health continues to coordinate vaccination points of distribution around the Island.  Medical facilities and pharmacies on Hawaii Island are offering vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older.  For a list of all the facilities providing vaccinations visit the Civil Defense website.

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening and have a safe week.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Russ Roberts


Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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