Avalon Health Care reports one COVID-related death at Hilo veterans home


HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Avalon Health Care reported on Sept. 30 that one resident died at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. This brought the resident COVID-19 death toll to 27.

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Forty-eight residents are currently at the veterans home and seven are receiving care in the home’s COVID area.

The managing company of the veterans home did, however, provide some good news.

Officials reported that a total of 38 residents and 33 employees recovered from the virus. The facility saw a total of 71 positive resident cases and 35 positive employee cases since the outbreak began at the facility.

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