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Hilo Medical Center reports another death at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2020-09-22 15:20:00 –

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    The Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo has been the site of a major cluster of coronavirus cases.

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The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency today reported one more fatality at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, raising the facility’s pandemic death toll to 25. A total of 27 people with COVID-19 have died on the Big Island, all but two of whom were residents of the nursing home, according to the medical center.

Nineteen people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Hawaii County, the agency said. No other details were immediately available.

“Our sincere gratitude for their service to the country and prayers and condolences to their families,” according to a message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. “To support efforts at the Veterans Home, a nineteen person team from the Veterans Administration is at the facility to support operations. A grateful thank you to the Veterans Administration for their assistance.”

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