Hawaiian Airlines

The 25th COVID-19 death was confirmed Wednesday, July 22, of an O‘ahu resident who was infected due to the cluster of cases at Hawaiian Airlines. The death was reported late Tuesday afternoon. 

“All of Hawai‘i joins in extending condolences to the family and friends of this man, during this very difficult time,” Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said. 

A cluster of 17 cases associated with Hawaiian Airlines was reported in early July which was then spread to those who came into contact with those infected from the cluster including gym and household members of the airline workers. 

According to the DOH, the gyms where Coronavirus cases were contracted did not enforce the use of proper facial coverings or social distancing measures while also having poor air ventilation. 

An additional 17 cases were confirmed on the island of O‘ahu. 

Residents of Hawai‘i are encouraged to continue following safety protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Esther Kim is the Editor in Chief of Ka Leo. While she is a Bachelor's of Social Work student, she has a passion for writing and wants to use journalism in conjunction with social work to progress conversations surrounding social justice and equity.