COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Thursday, 17 June 2021.

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

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

Accessed on 17 June 2021, 2020 UTC, Post 23,077.

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This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, June 17th.

For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 2 new cases with 182 active cases and 5 persons hospitalized.

For your information, while the vast majority of Coronavirus cases are associated with inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo, there are small numbers of travel and community spread cases on our island.  Because of this, as travel restrictions are lifted, it is important to continue following the mandates of wearing face coverings while indoors, distancing and limiting gatherings to 10 persons indoors and 25 outdoors.

On Coronavirus testing, a community test is scheduled on Saturday in Hilo at the Waiakea High School-upper parking from 8 to 11 in the morning.

Many of the current cases are unvaccinated persons in our community.  The Department of Health, clinics, and pharmacies offer coronavirus vaccinations on a regularly basis.  By being vaccinated, you are helping to keep your family and friends safe.  For 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 and tests.

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening.  Have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Russ Roberts

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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. View all posts by Russ Roberts