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Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest coronavirus update for Hawaii County as of Monday, 17 May 2021.

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.

Accessed on 17 May 2021, 2057 UTC, Post 22,896.

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 Monday, May 17th.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 7 new Coronavirus cases and is currently monitoring 57 active cases with 1 person hospitalized.

The next scheduled testing will be on Tuesday when two tests are scheduled in Puna.  One at the Cooper Center in Volcano Village from 9 ‘til noon and one at the Mountain View Gym from 1:30 to 4 in the afternoon.  Walk-up vaccinations will also be provided at these sites.  The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.  Please bring you ID and medical insurance card with you.

Vaccinating is an important step toward stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccination to help keep your family, friends, and community safe.

For more information regarding vaccination, 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:

Thank you for listening and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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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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