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COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island as of Thursday, 23 September 2021.

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

Accessed on 24 September 2021, 0109 UTC.

Content supplied 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 23rd.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 81 new cases and 1,090 active cases, with 27 persons hospitalized.  The number of deaths attributed to Coronavirus throughout this pandemic on Hawaii Island has increase during this high spike in cases to 81.  Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those that have passed  from this virus.

We need to continue our efforts as the virus continues to be transmitted within our communities.  Please follow the preventive measures of wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, limiting gatherings and staying home when you are sick. 

For today, community test Clinics are scheduled in Hilo at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from 2 pm – 6 pm and in Kau at the Pahala Community Center from noon to 2 pm..

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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Thanks for joining us today.

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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