Big Island Coronavirus Updates

More Than 100 Active COVID Cases Monitored as District Testing Continues

April 21, 2021, 11:33 AM HST
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Vaccination against COVID-19 has become the public health priority, but testing against the virus remains crucial as only 35% of the population is fully or partially inoculalted.

Two district tests, open to the public, are scheduled on the Big Island for Wednesday, April 21. One is in South Kona at Konawaena High School from 2 pm to 5 pm, while the other is in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from 3 pm to 6 pm this afternoon. 

The next tests are set for Saturday, April 24, when three district tests are scheduled. One is in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, another is in North Kona at the West Hawai´i Civic Center and the third in Puna at the Kea`au High School.

Anyone feeling ill should stay home and schedule a test.

The Department of Health is monitoring 104 active coronavirus cases in Hawai´i County as of Wednesday. Six new cases were reported, and five people are currently hospitalized as a result of infection.

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DOH also reported that slots are available for anyone 18 years and older at vaccination PODs and local pharmacies.  Visit the Department of Health website and Hawaii County’s COVID Information page to register for the vaccination.

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If you have questions regarding vaccine availability for your age group, contact the Department of Health at 808-300-1120. You can also visit the Civil Defense website for a list of all clinics and pharmacies providing vaccinations.

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