COVID cluster at a Hilo nursing facility grows with new cases reported

COVID cluster at a Hilo nursing facility grows with new cases reported
Eight additional residents at the Life Care Center of Hilo have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases at the facility to 31. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several more cases of COVID-19 are being tracked at a Hilo care home.

Officials at the Life Care Center said early Tuesday that three more residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 51 cases among residents.

Officials said three people were hospitalized at Hilo Medical Center.

There have also been three deaths at the facility alone.

“The dedicated staff is focused on infection control, safety and the peace of mind for the more than 200 residents we serve. We also appreciate the support of our healthcare and government partners as we work through this difficult time,” center officials said in an update.

Testing continues at the Life Care Center along with other precautions.

One of the residents battling COVID within the facility is the grandmother of award-winning Hawaiian musician Kalani Pe’a.

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