Hawaii health officials link COVID cluster to food service industry

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The state Department of Health’s report for August shows a number of cases linked to the food service industry.

According to DOH, in one cluster, a food supplier who was infected dropped off a delivery at a restaurant and infected restaurant workers of which five tested positive, two were vaccinated.

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In another cluster of seven, this group of food service workers sang together while at a karaoke bar, where no masks were worn and no social distancing was practiced.

From July to August, DOH investigated two clusters of 40, linked to a large restaurant chain on Oahu are in high-risk areas.

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One in a tourist area and the other in a an area with low vaccination rates. Which the employer reported a low vaccination rate among employees.

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