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COVID-19 Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Monday, 18 October 2021.

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

Accessed on 18 October 2021, 2210 UTC.

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 Monday, October 18th.

For Hawaii County, Department of Health reports 29 new cases and 446 active cases, with 9 persons hospitalized.

Mahalo for your efforts in helping control the spread of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island.  Know that community spread continues and if you feel sick or that you have been exposed by a positive case please get tested.  Your help in following the preventive measures and getting vaccinated will further reduce the coronavirus cases in our community.

Today’s vaccination and testing clinics are at the following locations:

For testing;

Waimea District 2 pm – 4 pm.


For testing and vaccination;

Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium 9 am – 2 pm


For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing, as well as community vaccination and testing events please visit the Civil Defense website.

Mahalo for listening.

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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