Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-02-22 20:05:00 –
Governor David Ige ordered the US and Hawaii state flags to fly with the half-mast of the State Capitol until sunset on Friday. More than 500,000 Americans died of COVID-19..
Flags of all state offices and agencies, as well as the state’s Hawaii National Guard, will also be half-masted until sunset on Friday under the direction of President Joe Biden.
“Since the pandemic began, the United States has recorded 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, so this step is being taken today,” Ige said in a statement. “Look back at this loss and the memories of more than 500,000 Americans (including 431 in Hawaii) who died in COVID-19. On this day, our thoughts are with family and loved ones. is.”
This milestone has killed more Americans in this pandemic year than the combined number of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Declaration of the White House..
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi also issued a statement today.
“For the past year, our country has endured an immense tragedy,” said Blanchardi. “Everyone is affected by this pandemic. Today we know that the disease kills more than 500,000 people in the United States. Oahu case fatality rate, positive rate, hospitalization rate. Is the highest in the country, but the case fatality rate in this country is a strong reminder of how important it is to wear a mask properly, keep a physical distance and wash your hands. “
President Biden also urges Americans to observe the silent prayer at sunset in honor of those who died in COVID-19.
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