Here’s the latest coronavirus information for Hawaii County.

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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Friday, March 5th.

The Hawaii Department of Health reports four (4) new case of Coronavirus with One (1) person hospitalized on Hawaii Island.  There have been no deaths reported in the last nine weeks.

The Department of Health will start to open vaccine registration to those 70 and older beginning on Monday, March 8. Medical facilities and pharmacies on Hawaii Island will continue to offer vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older.  Even as the case numbers remain low, and more of our community get vaccinated, the risk of infection remains. We urge you to continue to follow the preventative policies of wearing masks, keeping distance, and limiting gatherings to 10 persons. Mahalo for your kokua.

The Department of Health continues to coordinate vaccination points of distribution around the Island. For a list of all the facilities providing vaccinations visit the Civil Defense website.

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening and have a safe weekend.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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