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News Releases from Department of Health | Department of Health reminds the public to be vigilant due to uptick in COVID-19 hospital admission levels - health.hawaii.gov - Usa - county Cross - city Honolulu - county Maui
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News Releases from Department of Health | Department of Health reminds the public to be vigilant due to uptick in COVID-19 hospital admission levels
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public to be vigilant due to a steady increase of reported cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i since June 2023.As of Monday, Aug. 7, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that COVID-19 hospital admission levels for both the City and County of Honolulu and Maui County increased from low to medium level.In the week ending July 29, 2023, the hospital admission rate for Honolulu and Maui counties increased to 10.4 new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people The new cases bumped Hawai‘i’s hospitalization admission levels from low (<10.0) to medium (10.0-19.9) level.The recent increase in COVID-19 hospital admission levels parallels COVID-19 hospital admission rates nationwide.The DOH is reminding members of the public to do their part to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, especially with the recent devastating wildfires on Maui that resulted in an influx of hospitalizations on both Maui and Oʻahu.“The sudden increase in hospitalizations from the tragic wildfires highlights the need to preserve hospital capacity and prevent hospitalizations due to COVID-19,” said Health Director Dr.
Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop - fox29.com
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Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop
Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police.  PHILADELPHIA - Authorities identified a man who they believe was behind the wheel of a Tesla when a Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was dragged 200 feet during a traffic stop Monday night in Wissinoming.Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police. Investigators say on Monday night the driver of a silver Tesla was pulled over by police near the intersection of Charles Street and Cheltenham Avenue for traffic violations. After inspecting the driver's license and registration, investigators say one of the officers noticed a gun on the passenger's seat and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. Video obtained by FOX 29 shows a suspected hit-and-run driver moments after he allegedly struck a Philadelphia police officer. Investigators later recovered the vehicle, a Tesla, but they are still looking for the driver and encouraged him to turn himself in.That's when police say the driver suddenly put the car in reverse and dragged the officer approximately 100 feet, then put the car in driver and dragged him another 100 feet forward. The officer was shaken from the vehicle and the driver fled the scene, according to police.
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