Hilo Medical Center Operating Above Capacity

Hilo Medical Center continues to operate well above capacity. As of August 31, 2021, there are 37 COVID patients currently hospitalized, out of those 30 are un-vaccinated.  9 patients are in the ICU with 8 on ventilators, while 28 are in the COVID Unit.  The hospital’s ICU is exceeding its 11-bed capacity with 5 additional ICU patients on the Progressive Care Unit.

To manage the this current surge, a second wave of  FEMA relief workers arrived and began orientation on Monday, August 30, 2021.


Photo credit: Hilo Medical Center

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