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COVID-19 Update For Hawaii Islan


Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Thursday, 06 January 2022.

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

Accessed on 06 January 2022, 2249 UTC.

Content provided by Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, January 6th.

For Hawaii County, the Department of Health reports 508 new cases, 2500 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 from 9am to 2pm and in Kau at the Pahala Community Center from 12pm to 2pm and Naalehu Community Center 3pm ‘til 5 pm.


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 and your family.  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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