UPDATE – (12:58 p.m.) – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 statewide as of noon on Tuesday. There were also two (2) new deaths reported. The health department reported:
Two (2) more O‘ahu residents have passed away due to coronavirus. One is a man, in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, who had underlying conditions and had been in the hospital. The other death is a woman, in the 50 to 59-year-old age category, with no known underlying health conditions. She too had been hospitalized. Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 134.
On the health department’s zip code area map showing reported COVID-19 cases with onset dates in the past 28 days, the following locations have totals of over 10 cases:
- 96720 (Hilo) – 127 cases
- 96749 (Puna) – 28 cases
- 96778 (lower Puna) – 23 cases
- 98771 (Puna mauka) – 16 cases
- 96740 (Kona) – 22 cases
(BIVN) – From the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense on Tuesday morning:
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 three (3). At this date, for Hawaii Island, fifteen (15) are hospitalized. The Hilo Medical Center reports a total of twenty-eight (28) deaths for Hawaii Island.
For your information, there is one Covid testing site for today in Puna at the Keaau High School. Hours are from 9 this morning ‘til 1 this afternoon.
In efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus on Hawaii Island, increased testing will continue throughout the Island. When you are tested know that you are helping to stop the spread of the virus. The cooperation and participation by residents throughout the island has been tremendous. Thank you.
Hawaii County Police Department will continue their enforcement of the preventative polices of face coverings, distancing, and gatherings. Know that these policies are mandated and will be enforced. While on patrol, Police Officers will provide face coverings to people they encounter who do not have one. Please accept this kuleana to make Hawaii Safe.