Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Visiting Hours Restored at HMC

February 8, 2022, 2:58 PM HST
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Visiting hours at Hilo Medical Center have returned to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as the hospital continues to see a decline in COVID hospitalizations and wait times in the emergency department.

See all updated COVID-19 visiting requirements below.

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, HMC officials reported a total of 19 COVID patients being treated at the hospital, with zero in the ICU. Ten were unvaccinated, nine vaccinated and none were boosted. The hospital continues to be very full with COVID and non-COVID patients. Ten patients are in the 24-bed overflow unit.

Testing and vaccination continues to be available throughout Hawaii County. Click here for testing information. Click here for vaccination information. Vaccines are also available at KTA, Longs and Safeway.

As a reminder, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Orders usually ship within seven to 12 days. Click here to order. Tests are also available for purchase at local pharmacies and stories here.

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