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This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, July 5th.
For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 6 new cases with 87 active cases, and 5 persons hospitalized.
On Coronavirus testing, tomorrow Tuesday, testing is scheduled in Hilo at Lokahi Park from 9 AM to 1 PM.
For Coronavirus vaccination, the Department of Health, clinics, and pharmacies offer coronavirus vaccinations on a regular basis. All persons 12 years-of-age and older are eligible for vaccination. Please take this opportunity to get vaccinated and know that by being vaccinated, you are helping to keep your family and friends safe. For information, please visit the Civil Defense website for a list of all clinics and pharmacies providing tests and vaccinations.
Civil Defense: www.hawaiicounty.gov
During this holiday weekend, mahalo for your kokua in keeping Hawaii safe, in following the preventive measures of face coverings, distancing, and limiting gatherings. Businesses and residents of Hawaii Island continue to show that we can do this.
Have a safe day.
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Hilo Today: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 71 to 79 near the shore to 58 to 65 at 4000 feet. Light winds becoming east up to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Breezy. Cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. […]
If Mandi Kawaha has an off-game and Nikki Miller isn’t close to a double-double, the UH-Hilo women’s basketball team has a small window to victory, especially against a well-rounded team like Concordia.
KEAAU — Maela Honma picked up her first gold medal after Kamehameha swept Hilo in the BIIF Division I volleyball championship on Wednesday night at Koia’a Gym, where the legacy chasing has started for the sophomore outside hitter.