Hawaii announces first death from the COVID-19 virus
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.