There were 11 new active COVID-19 cases reported Saturday on Hawaii Island by the state Department of Health, according to a message from Hawaii County Civil Defense.
As of Saturday, 10 were hospitalized, the message said. A total of 48 deaths have been reported on the Big Island.
“Know that the virus is in our community and we must do all we can to stop the spread,” the message said. “Gatherings contribute to the spread of the virus, making it more important than ever to follow the preventive measures of face coverings, distancing and gatherings of no more than 10 persons. Businesses are especially urged to follow these measures and to ensure their employees and customers are complying with the law. Please accept this kuleana to protect our families, friends and community and to make Hawaii safe.”
These preventive measures are mandated by law and will be enforced by the Hawaii Police Department.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald