Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Sunday, 18 July 2021.
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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.
Accessed on 18 July 2021, 2218 UTC, Post 23,259.
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MEDIA UPDATE This is a COVID-19 informational update for Sunday, July 18th.
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This is a COVID-19 informational update for Sunday, July 18th.
For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 18 new cases with 175 active cases, and 9 persons hospitalized.
Hawaii Island has seen an increase of positive cases in the past weeks, many of which are associated with travel, not following preventive measures, and not being vaccinated.
This increase in the virus demonstrates the importance of following the preventive policies of face coverings, physical distancing, and limiting gatherings. Know that these preventive policies are mandated. Please remember to wash hands frequently and cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
To help stem the increase in cases, Community Testing is scheduled starting Tuesday at Kona Aquatics in Kailua-Kona from 3 PM to 6 PM and Wednesday at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo from 3 PM to 6 PM. The purpose of testing is to identify positive cases as early as possible, and in this way, help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
For those who have not been vaccinated, know that by getting vaccinated, you are helping to prevent the spread of this virus and from becoming infected.
For more information on clinics and pharmacies offering vaccination, please visit the County of Hawaii website. Civil Defense: www.hawaiicounty.gov
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