14 COVID-19 Patients Being Treated at HMC

August 27, 2020, 2:24 PM HST
* Updated August 27, 2:25 PM
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The Hilo Medical Center reports a slight uptick of one COVID-19 patient now hospitalized in its facility bringing the total to 14.

HMC Spokeswoman Elena Cabatu confirmed Thursday there were four patients in the ICU and 10 now being treated in the hospital’s newly established COVID-19 unit.

As of Thursday, Hawai‘i County registered 10 new cases of the virus, down from 23 the day before. According to the Hawaii Department Health statistics, there were a total of 96 active cases of COVID-19 across the Big Island Thursday, with the largest concentration remaining in the Hilo area.

A cluster was identified this week at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home where seven residents and three staff members were diagnosed with the virus. Two of the residents are being treated at HMC and the other five are in isolation at the VA home. No additional cases have been reported at the facility.

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