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COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Monday, 23 August 2021.

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

Accessed on 24 August 2021, 0437 UTC.

Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:


This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, August 23rd.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 107 new cases and 1,649 active cases with 39 persons hospitalized.

The State and Island of Hawaii are experiencing wide-spread community-based transmission of the Coronavirus.  We should do our best to slow the spread by limiting our activity in public to only essential needs.  Minimize your risk to potential exposure by wearing face coverings in public, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet from others, washing your hands with soap and water often, and reducing the size of or avoiding social gatherings.  If you are sick, stay at home unless seeking healthcare.

On testing, a community test is scheduled today in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from noon to 4 pm.  Due to demand, gates may close sooner than 4 pm.

Clinics and pharmacies continue to offer COVID testing and vaccination.  Please visit the Civil Defense website to view the testing and vaccination calendar and a comprehensive list of clinics and pharmacies providing testing and vaccination.

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening.  Have a safe day. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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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.

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