Hawaii rescinds citation given to operator of veterans home
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health on Friday rescinded an order and citation it issued to the administrator of a veterans home that has experienced a large coronavirus outbreak.
Janice Okubo, state Department of Health spokeswoman, said it rescinded the order and citation to ensure that the documents provided were fully supported in case of appeal.
At least 27 residents have died from a coronavirus outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. At least 71 residents and 35 employees have contracted the virus from the facility.
The number of infections is thought to be far