CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, 9:00AM

On the COVID-19 status, the total number of people tested positive for Hawaii Island remains at 25.  Of this, 15 have recovered and cleared by the Department of Health.  The remaining 10 are quarantined at home and are being monitored by the Department of Health.  At this date, for Hawaii Island, no one infected by the virus had to be hospitalized.

Be reminded that drive-through screening and testing will be conducted in Hilo at the Hilo Civic Center Parking Lot, today Sunday, April 5th is that day, from 8 this morning until 3 this afternoon.  It is free and doctors will be on-site conducting screening and testing.  It is very well organized and supervised ensuring all the precautions of social distancing.  Again, hours are 8 this morning until 3 this afternoon at the Hilo Civic Center parking lot. 

A huge thank you to all conducting this service. 

The Department of Health reports that the results of the test conducted in Kona on March 28th at the Kona Airport show all 167 tested, cleared, and free of the COVID-19 Virus.  Thank you so very much!

To keep Hawaii safe your help, do your part to prevent the spread of this virus.  We expect all who take care of us to always be there.  Do your part by following the policies of stay at home, social distancing, gatherings, and good health. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

County of Hawaii 

State of Hawaii Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization