Hawai`i County officials issued information regarding Mayor Harry Kim’s health on Tuesday afternoon.
“In the interest of avoiding misinformation or rumors about his health, the County of Hawai Mayor Harry Kim wants it made known that he is being treated for walking pneumonia, and is awaiting the results of medical tests,” said Managing Director Wil Okabe.
The Mayor is taking antibiotics to the address the symptoms, Okabe said.
“The Mayor is very much in charge, but he’s pacing himself to ensure the County is running smoothly,” Okabe said. “The Mayor is very much engaged in the day-to-day affairs of the County, and is being kept updated during the current eruption event.”
Okabe said the Mayor has expressed confidence in the work of his department heads and their staff, who are pulling together to keep the community safe.
County of Hawai`i file image of Mayor Harry Kim.