Civil Defense Reports 5 New COVID Cases, 24th Death

September 20, 2020, 10:59 AM HST (Updated September 20, 2020, 10:59 AM)
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Hawai‘i County Civil Defense reported five new cases of coronavirus Sunday, citing the state Department of Health.

As of Sunday, 16 individuals are hospitalized islandwide as a result of COVID-19 infection. The Hilo Medical Center (HMC) reported another COVID-related death Sunday, bringing the islandwide death toll to 24.

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Civil Defense said the person who died was a member of the Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home in Hilo. The federal Veterans Administration (VA) has deployed a 19-person healthcare team to the Big Island to help control the outbreak at the state-run home.

Two coronavirus drive-up testing sites are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21. The first is in Puna at the Kea‘au High School from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The second will be in North Kona at the Keauhou Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

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