Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Saturday, 19 June 2021.
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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 19 June 2021, 2312 UTC, Post 23,089.
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This is a COVID-19 informational update for Saturday, June 19th.
For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 30 new cases with 166 active cases and 7 persons hospitalized.
For your information, the majority of Coronavirus cases are associated with inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo with 25 new cases reported. There continues to be 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, the next community test is scheduled on Wednesday in Hilo at the Waiakea High School-upper parking from 3 to 6 in the afternoon.
Many of the current cases are unvaccinated persons in our community. Please take this opportunity to get those 12 year of age and older vaccinated. The Department of Health, clinics, and pharmacies offer coronavirus vaccinations on a regular 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: www.hawaiicounty.gov
Thank you for listening. Have a safe weekend.
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