Civil Defense message. This is a COVID-19 informational update for Tuesday, September 15th

Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Tuesday, September 15th.

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 six (6).  At this date, for Hawaii Island, twenty-one (21) are hospitalized.  The Hilo Medical Center reports two additional deaths for a total of fifteen (15).  Fourteen of the deaths are from the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home.  Condolences from the Island’s Community go out to the families.

For your information, there are two Coronavirus test sites scheduled for today.  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.  A Coronavirus test site is scheduled for tomorrow in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Auditorium.  Hours are from 9:00 in the morning ‘til 1:00 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.

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