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Hawaii announces first death from the COVID-19 virus

Coronavirus screening at Kakaako Waterfront park.
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat
On Monday, the state also reported Hawaii’s largest single-day jump in cases to date, with the state Department of Health reporting there are now 77 documented cases of COVID-19.

Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii Department of Health announced Monday night that an Oahu adult is the first state resident to die from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

The person passed away on March 20th and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions, according to DOH. The available history for this person suggests they had a potential indirect travel-related exposure.

The department said “the person had been tested at a clinical commercial laboratory, and the results were indeterminate. Follow-up testing today, by the State Laboratories Division, confirmed COVID-19.”

As of Monday, there were 77 documented cases of coronavirus in the islands — Honolulu County had 53 cases, followed by Maui County with 11, Hawaii County with five cases, and Kauai county with three cases.

Read more at Honolulu Civil Beat