1st virus death reported on Kauai

LIHUE — The first coronavirus death on the island of Kauai has been reported.

Mayor Derek Kawakami announced in a statement on Monday that an elderly resident of the island with no travel history died. COVID-19 has killed 232 others in Hawaii.

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“It is heartbreaking to report this news especially as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches this week,” Kawakami said. “As a community, we share in this painful loss together and we extend our sincere prayers, love and aloha to the family and loved ones of this individual.”

Another Kauai resident died in Arizona earlier this year, The Garden Island reported.

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The island reported four new confirmed virus cases on Monday, including an adult resident and three adult visitors. Kauai has had 117 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Just over 15% of the new confirmed cases were reported in the four days preceding Tuesday.

The island has reported no current hospitalizations. The state currently has 72 people hospitalized who have been infected.

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