Hawai'i Island Civil Defense News Release: COVID-19 update for September 3, 2020 (Afternoon)


COVID-19 update as of noon today. The number of active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is two hundred and twenty-seven (227). There are seventeen (17) new cases of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island. All individuals associated with a gathering at Milolii have been identified and contacted by the Department of Health. All positive cases from this cluster are now isolated and being monitored by the Department of Health. The investigation of this cluster is ongoing. At this date, for Hawaii Island, eight (8) are hospitalized and four deaths have been reported.

In efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus on Hawaii Island, the following are in effect:

  • ·Effective September 4th through September 19th all beach and shoreline parks are closed. The activities of exercising, fishing, food gathering, use of restroom, shower facilities and access to the ocean will continue to be allowed. Call Civil Defense at 935-0031 for more information.

  • Increased testing will continue throughout the Island. 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 and to provide early treatment. Turn-out and the patience of the public has been very good. Thank you!

  • The Hawaii County Police Department will continue their enforcement of the preventative polices.

We need everybody to be responsible and follow the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings. With your help, we can stop the spread of the virus to keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe.

Thank you for listening and please take care.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.