This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, September 14th.
On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of new active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is seven (7). At this date, for Hawaii Island, eighteen (18) are hospitalized. The Hilo Medical Center reports a total of thirteen deaths. The two new deaths reported are from the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home. Condolences from the Island’s Community go out to the families.
For your information, there is an `Ohana food service scheduled today in South Kohala at the Kamakoa Nui Skate Park in Waikoloa Village. Distribution begins at 10:00 this morning. There are two Coronavirus test sites scheduled for tomorrow. The First, in Puna at the Keaau High School. Hours are from 9:00 in the morning ‘til 1:00 in the afternoon. The Second, in North Kohala at the Kamehameha Park. Hours are from 10:00 in the morning ‘til 2:00 in the 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 cooperation and participation by residents throughout the island has been tremendous. Thank you.
With all accepting kuleana, we can stop the spread of the virus to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe.
Thank you for listening and have a great day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.