The state Department of Health reported 66 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the statewide total number of cases to 10,844.
Hawaii County Civil Defense this morning reported two more deaths of COVID-19 on the Big Island, both from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo.
The Blood Bank of Hawaii is returning to the neighbor islands for the first time since March to collect blood from donors.
Lefty Hiroshi Kawazoe, 95, of Hilo, a resident of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Pahoa, he was a retired manager from the former Amfac Lihue Plantation and Puna Sugar Co., U.S. Army World War II veteran and member of Puna Hongwanji Mission, Taishoji Soto Mission, Kyu Pahoa Kumiai, Pahoa Nikkei Jin Kai and Pahoa, Keaau Senior Retirees and Club 36 golf clubs. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Kay Kawazoe of Hilo; sons, Brian (Ann Vasconcellos) Kawazoe of Hilo, Neal (Ruth) Kawazoe of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Miles (Naomi) Kawazoe of Hilo; sister, Satsuyo Taira of Hilo; sisters-in-law, Jane Kawazoe of Hilo and Jane (Vic) Kawasaki of Fremont, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Stanley (Charlotte) Iwata of Las Vegas, Raymond (Jean) Iwata of Pahoa and Ronald (Karen) Iwata of Hilo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.