Kim diagnosed with walking pneumonia

  • Mayor Harry Kim sits in his office. NANCY COOK LAUER/West Hawaii Today

Mayor Harry Kim is being treated for walking pneumonia, the Hawaii County Mayor’s Office announced Tuesday.

Managing Director Wil Okabe said in a written statement that he is awaiting results of medical tests and is taking antibiotics to address the symptoms.

“The mayor is very much in charge, but he’s pacing himself to ensure the county is running smoothly,” Okabe said. “The mayor is very much engaged in the day-to-day affairs of the county, and is being kept updated during the current eruption event.”

Kim, 78, suffered his fifth heart attack last month.

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