This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday morning, September 3rd.
On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of active cases, on Hawaii Island, reported and monitored by the Department of Health is two hundred and nineteen (219). There are Thirty-five (35) 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. All four are from the Yukio Okutsu Veteran’s Home. The Country thanks you for your service.
For your information, an `Ohana food service is scheduled today in South Kohala at the Waimea District Park. Distribution begins at 10:00 this morning. A Coronavirus test is scheduled today in Puna at the Keaau High School. Hours are from 9:00 this morning ‘til 1:00 this afternoon.
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.
To keep you better informed starting today update coronavirus messages will be issued twice daily.
Thank you for listening and please take care.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.