HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Health officials are tracking an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a Liliha nursing home.
The Liliha Healthcare Center said 21 residents and six staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
Officials clarified that out of an abundance of caution, 15 asymptomatic residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were transported to the Wahiawa General Hospital.
Everyone infected will be isolated and tested regularly, while the Department of Health begins contact tracing.
“We are acting with an abundance of caution. Our community leadership is regularly reinforcing our policies and procedures with staff with respect to contagious illnesses, including routine sanitization of facilities, resident monitoring of temperature and oxygen levels, and symptom screenings of associates,” the center said in a statement.
Center officials say they are working with the state to ensure protocols are followed to contain the outbreak.