Ige announces state’s second COVID-19 death

Gov. David Ige has announced the second death of a Hawaii resident from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends,” Ige said in a statement.

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No other information was released about the victim.

The Department of Health is reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus today. That brings the statewide total to 285.

Most of the new cases, 24, are in the City and County of Honolulu, bringing the Oahu total number of cases to 206.

Maui County reported one new case, and has the second-highest number of cases statewide, 27.

Hawaii County remains at 18 reported cases, with no new cases reported as of noon today.

Kauai County also has no new cases, and remains at 12 total cases.

Of the total cases, the counties of 20 have not yet been released, including two new cases.

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Fifteen of the cases statewide have required hospitalization.

Seventy-two individuals, including three of the newly-reported cases, have been released from isolation, DOH said.

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