Roth comments on spike in HCCC COVID-19 cases

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth issued a statement Saturday following a release from the State Department of Public Safety reporting a total of 71 positive COVID-19 cases at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo.

“We are aware of the reported spike in positive COVID-19 cases at HCCC and are working with the Hawai‘i State Department of Public Safety (PSD), Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), and the County of Hawai‘i Civil Defense Administration (Civil Defense) to safely address the issue and contain the spread.

“We applaud the quick response on behalf of the PSD and thank them for their excellent communication and swift action to address the issue. At this time, we would like to remind residents that the virus is still very much a threat and would like to encourage those in our community to get vaccinated to help keep each other safe.”


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