KHON: …The state Department of Health says Hawaii’s first person who died from COVID-19 was an older Oahu resident with underlying health issues.
“It’s not clear at this time what the cause of death was, but the individual did have a positive COVID-19 associated exposure and it possibly did contribute,” said DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson.
He says the patient had been in the hospital when they died. The patient was tested by a private lab and confirmed positive for the virus.
“The best I can say is the individual was hospitalized recently with conditions that were possibly unrelated to COVID-19 and this test was done while the individual was in the hospital. He was there for a short period of time before he passed away,” said Anderson….
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KHON: The Department of Health reported 20 new cases of coronavirus; 18 on Oahu, and 2 that are currently pending. This brings the statewide total to 224.
One of the new cases died. This is officially Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death, as a previous report was recalled after further testing.
Yesterday, Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson explained that any patient who dies while infected is considered a COVID-19 related death, regardless of underlying health conditions.
One of the 20 new cases required hospitalization. Three new recoveries were also reported, for a total of 58 recoveries.
Here is an in-depth breakdown:
Hawaii County: 15
HI Residents Diagnosed outside of HI: 2
Required Hospitalization: 13
HNN: And there have been about 8,700 tests conducted statewide.
SA: Anderson said the state’s random COVID-19 testing program, which has tested 360 flu test samples from around the state for the virus so far, also found its first positive result
MN: Wailuku ZIP area has highest number of coronavirus cases
HTH: West Hawaii leads in positive COVID-19 tests on the Big Island