Hawaii records 1st death; Green stresses need to protect kupuna; ‘essential’ travel defined

  • Courtesy photo Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hara, state adjutant general and director of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a COVID-19 media briefing Tuesday.

  • Courtesy photo Lt. Gov. Josh Green, who leads the state’s COVID Task Force, speaks during a COVID-19 media briefing Tuesday.

  • Courtesy photo State Health Director Bruce Anderson speaks during a COVID-19 media briefing Tuesday.

The first COVID-19-related death in Hawaii is that of an elderly Oahu man who tested positive for the coronavirus after being hospitalized, authorities revealed Tuesday during a statewide media conference.