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Additional COVID-19 fatality at Hilo veterans home brings death toll at facility to 27

Death toll stands at 22
Death toll stands at 22(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Sep. 30, 2020 at 5:22 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another resident of a Hilo veterans home has died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the death toll from the virus at the troubled facility to 27.

The Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo continues to grapple with its COVID-19 outbreak.

The additional death comes as new management takes over at the facility.

Since August, a total of 71 residents and 35 staff members at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is currently hospitalized at Hilo Medical Center.

Meanwhile, officials said 38 residents and 33 employees have recovered.

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