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COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Monday, 26 July 2021.

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

Accessed on 26 July 2021, 2123 UTC, Post 23,306.

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


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, July 26th.

For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 34 new cases with 369 active cases, and 5 persons hospitalized.

The increase in Coronavirus cases is expect with more travel and the arrival of the Delta variant.  The increase in cases demonstrates the importance of following the preventive policies of face coverings, physical distancing, and limiting gatherings to help reduce the spread of this virus. 

The Department of Health will be offering COVID vaccination at the County of Hawaii Community Test Clinic sites scheduled for Tuesdays at Kona Aquatics in Kailua-Kona and on Wednesdays at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.  Both locations will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM.  You can pre-registration for testing at

For information on clinics and pharmacies offering vaccination and testing, please visit the County of Hawaii website. 

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening.  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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