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COVIS-19 Update for Hawaii Island


Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Saturday, 28 August 2021.

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

Accessed on 28 August 2021, 2246 UTC, Post 23,390.

Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Saturday, August 28th.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 116 new cases and 1,760 active cases with 69 persons hospitalized.

The State and Island of Hawaii are experiencing wide-spread community-based transmission of the Coronavirus and new rules have been added to help control the spread.  We need to slow the spread by limiting our activity in public to only essential needs.  If you do go out, minimize your risk to potential exposure by wearing face coverings, 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.  Please visit the Civil Defense website for more information on changes to gathering sizes and outdoor activities.

On testing, a community test is scheduled today in Hilo at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium from 9 this morning ‘til 1 this afternoon and in South Kohala at the Waimea District Park from noon ‘til 4 this afternoon. Due to demand, gates may close sooner than the scheduled time.

For additional testing and vaccinations for today 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 weekend. 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Russ Roberts

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