2021-04-09 Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest coronavirus information for Hawaii Island.

Views expressed in this Hawaii 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.

Accessed on 10 April 2021, 0001 UTC, Post 22,678.

Source (email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency):


Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Friday, April 9th.

There are no community tests scheduled today.

The next community testing will be Saturday when 3 district tests are scheduled. One in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, one in North Kona at the West Hawaii Civic Center, and one in Puna at Kea`au High School.

The department of Health is monitoring 153 active cases in Hawaii County; there are 4 new cases reported today.  Coronavirus continues to be a threat in our community.  It remains important that we continue to follow the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and limiting gathering sizes to no more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, until everyone has been vaccinated.  Please accept this kuleana to help reduce the spread of the virus.  Mahalo for your Kokua.

If you have questions regarding vaccine availability for your age group, please contact the Department of Health at 300-1120. You can also visit the Civil Defense website for a list of all clinics and pharmacies providing vaccinations.

Civil Defense: www.hawaiicounty.gov

Thank you for listening and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and Hawaii Sports News, please check the blog sidebar, links, and twitter posts.  These news feeds are updated daily.  In the sidebar, you’ll find the latest world-international news, breaking science-technology reports, and current trends in cyber security-cyber warfare.

Thanks for joining us today.

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.