Hawaii state health officials announced 80 new COVID-19 cases Monday, including 70 on Oahu, seven on Hawaii island and three on Maui.
Of the 10,779 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii to date, 6% have required hospitalization.
Because of reporting lags, no new deaths were reported by the Department of Health Monday. However, two more veterans at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo died over the weekend.
So far 66 residents and 27 workers at Yukio Okutsu had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Twelve people from the home have died. Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim is calling for administrators at the home to be replaced, Hawaii News Now reports.
A state coronavirus spokesman said the health department is still waiting on records for about 25 possible COVID-19 related deaths across the state.
The lower case count Monday could be associated with fewer tests processed over the weekend, the DOH said.
In the last month, 21 long term care facilities in the state have reported COVID-19 cases among residents or staff.
Oahu officials are still allocating more than $300 million in federal CARES Act funds to meet a spending deadline of Dec. 31.
For more information, check the Hawaii Department of Health COVID-19 site and the Hawaii Data Collaborative COVID-19 Tracking site.
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