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COVID-19 Update For Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of 16 September 2021.

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

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 Thursday, September 16th.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 96 new cases and 1310 active cases, with 49 persons hospitalized.

We all see a decline in numbers yet the medical facilities continue to operate over capacity which affects all our access to medical services.  Your help is needed to stop the spread.  Please continue to follow the preventive measures of wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, and limiting gatherings, and staying home when you are sick. 

For today, Thursday testing and vaccination in Hilo at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium from 11 in the morning ‘til 4 in the afternoon and testing in Kau at the Pahala Community Center from 12 ‘til 2 in the afternoon.

Know that other locations are conducting vaccination and testing.  For a comprehensive calendar and list of all clinics and pharmacies providing vaccination and testing, please visit the Civil Defense website.

Mahalo 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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