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COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Thursday, 02 September 2021.

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

Accessed on 02 September 2021, 2131 UTC, Post 23,418.

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


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, September 2nd.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 169 new cases and 1,862 active cases with 75 persons hospitalized.

For your information, wide-spread community and travel related transmission of the Coronavirus are affecting our community.  The current high number of cases is also affecting critical activities of medical services.  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 avoiding social gatherings. 

On testing, two community tests are scheduled today.  One in North Kona at the Kona Aquatic Center from 10 am to 2 pm and one in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from 11 am to 4 pm.  For tomorrow, one test site is scheduled in North Kona at the Kona Aquatic Center. 

For additional vaccination and testing information please visit the Civil Defense website to view the vaccination and testing calendars and a comprehensive list of clinics and pharmacies providing these services.  Please do your part to stop the virus and get vaccinated.

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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