2 deaths, 114 new cases

HONOLULU — State Department of Health officials reported two coronavirus-related deaths and 114 new infections statewide Sunday, bringing the state’s totals since the beginning of the pandemic to 99 fatalities and 10,700 COVID-19 cases.

The total new cases Sunday included 96 on O‘ahu, 16 on Hawai‘i Island and two in Maui County. As a result of updated information, one O‘ahu case and one Big Island case were removed from the tally.

Sunday’s total coronavirus cases by county since the start of the outbreak are 9,654 on O‘ahu, 587 in Hawai‘i County, 375 in Maui County, and 58 in Kaua‘i County. There are also 26 Hawai‘i residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Kauai has no active cases today, according to the DOH.

VA to help quell outbreak in Hilo veterans home

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has sent a team of health-care staffers to help contain a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans home in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island.

Ten residents have died at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, officials said Friday, and the majority of its 74 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus after an asymptomatic employee is thought to have brought it on-site, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz declared the outbreak a public-health emergency and implored the VA last week to aid the home’s management of the situation.

Schatz said the veteran’s home was understaffed and not equipped to halt the outbreak on its own. The federal team will recommend processes and procedures to manage the outbreak, as well as conduct investigations into infection-control issues that occurred in the home.

The team includes an infectious-disease physician, a facilities engineer, an infectious-disease nurse, a safety officer, an industrial hygienist and a nurse manager, the newspaper reported.

Statewide, the number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

  1. heironymous September 14, 2020 5:12 pm Reply

    I’d like the state to report how people died of COVID vs how many died with COVID. I’ve not been able to find that. Does anyone know?

  2. Responder September 14, 2020 9:12 pm Reply

    The CDC says its 6% that died of it

  3. Aunty Body September 15, 2020 5:10 am Reply

    Aloha Heironymous, the CDC and common sense and reason itself have made it patently clear that those patients who died with Covid virus, that actually 94% of them died from their pre-existing conditions brought on by decades long improper self induced dietary and lifestyle habits causing chronic end of life diseases, accelerated by also decades long use of toxic and often lethal (see TV DRUG ADS) prescription drugs.

    There is a fundamental lack of proper direction in the common use of the pharmaceutical method of Disease Care vs. known methods of Health Care.

    Loss of optimal active healthy life longevity has been facilitated by lack of proper and adequate education and training lacking from both childhood and even professional schooling.i

    1. Citation needed September 16, 2020 1:43 pm Reply

      If you’re going to quote bogus numbers, please show us the source. Or was it made up?

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