This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, October 26th.
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 nine (9). At this date, for Hawaii Island, ten (10) are hospitalized. A total of forty (40) deaths have been reported on Hawaii Island.
For your information, the high numbers we are experiencing are concentrated in housing areas in North Kona and South Hilo Districts. These numbers reflect the ongoing testing policies to identify clusters of positive cases so they can be isolated and treated to prevent the spread of the virus. The County will continue to identify and expand testing in areas based on known or suspected clusters. Please know the importance of getting tested. Thank you for your cooperation in supporting the testing programs; you can make a difference. On testing for tomorrow, Tuesday, a spot test, which is not open to the public, is scheduled at the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo.
Know that the preventive measures of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings are critical to stop the spread of the virus and are mandated by law and will be enforced by the Hawaii Police Department. Please accept this kuleana to protect our family, friends and community to make Hawaii Safe.
Thank you for listening and have a safe day.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.