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COVID-19 Update For Hawaii Island


Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of 05 January 2022.

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

Accessed on 06 January 2022, 0106 UTC.

Content supplied by Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Wednesday, January 5th.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 156 new cases, 2053 active cases, and 19 persons hospitalized.

Know that Coronavirus is being transmitted throughout our community and we must slow the spread.  Do your part, make it your kuleana to protect our Ohana and follow the preventive measures of wearing face coverings, distancing, disinfecting your hands, limiting and avoiding gatherings, and staying home; especially when sick.  If you feel sick or believe you may have been exposed to a positive case, please get tested.

For testing, the following County Community Testing operations are available today.  In Hilo at the Afook Chinen Civic and in Kona at the Old Kona Airport from 12 pm ‘til 7 pm.


In an effort to meet the demand for testing the County has increased its frequency of testing events.  For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing, please visit the Civil Defense website.


The Department of Health recommends getting vaccinated and getting a booster shot to protect yourself, your family and friends.  Vaccinations are available daily Monday through Friday at the Hilo Medical Center from 8 am to 4 pm.

Mahalo for listening.

Have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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