First COVID-19 Death Reported at Kona Community Hospital

October 9, 2020, 9:02 AM HST (Updated October 9, 2020, 9:02 AM)

Kona Community Hospital (KCH) officials confirmed the facility’s first COVID-19-related death.

According to KCH Spokeswoman Judy Donovan, the COVID-positive patient was brought to the hospital on Monday. Identified as a woman in her 40s, Donovan explained staff was in the process of admitting her when she died in the emergency department.

There are currently three COVID-positive patients being treated at KCH. Two of the patients are in ICU and on ventilators.


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