20 new cases of coronavirus, including Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death


HONOLULU (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
  • Honolulu: 157
  • Kauai: 12
  • Maui: 25
  • Pending/Unknown: 13
  • HI Residents Diagnosed outside of HI: 2
  • Required Hospitalization: 13
  • Deaths: 1
  • Recovered: 58

Yesterday, Governor David Ige announced that all inter-island travel will be subject to 14 day quarantines, expanding on a previous policy that applied all incoming travelers from outside Hawaii.

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