Kim has walking pneumonia

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia but is continuing his work, Managing Director Wil Okabe said Tuesday.

Okabe said Kim is taking antibiotics to address the problem.

“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 updated during the current eruption event.”

Kim is awaiting the results of medical tests, Okabe said.

Kim, 78, had a heart attack, his fifth, in late April.

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