Hawai'i Island Civil Defense News Release: COVID-19 update for August 30, 2020 (Morning)

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Saturday morning, August 29th from the Hawai'i County Civil Defense.

On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is one hundred and fifty-one (151). There are thirty-nine (39) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island. These cases are now isolated and monitored by the Department of Health. At this date, for Hawaii Island, eighteen (18) are hospitalized and sadly one death has been reported.

For your information, there is a drive up testing today in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Shopping Mall parking lot across from Macy’s. Hours are from 9:00 in the morning ‘til 1:00 this afternoon. Remember the purpose of testing is to identify positive cases as early as possible and in this way help stop the spread of the virus. The turn-out along with the courtesy and patience of the people in Hilo has been tremendous. The County of Hawaii is very appreciative of the teamwork with the Department of Health, National Guard, and the Community of Hawaii. THANK YOU.

In efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Hawaii Police Department will be increasing their patrols and enforcement of the preventive policies of wearing face coverings, distancing and gatherings. With your help, we will stop the spread of the virus to keep Hawaii safe.

Thank you for listening and take care.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.