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Six new COVID-19 cases were reported today along with three arrests for quarantine violations. All six COVID-19 cases and arrests were on O‘ahu. 

Investigations to determine how the O’ahu residents may have contracted COVID-19 are in progress.

One of the three people arrested today is a female resident of Oʻahu, 48-year-old Patricia Pian. Special agents from the Investigation Division of the Department of the Attorney General investigation arrested her in the hallway of her Waikīkī building and her bail was set at $2,000. 

According to investigations, Pian returned to Honolulu on May 31 from San Diego. Shortly after her return, witnesses reported seeing her swimming in the ocean and sunbathing with her husband. 

The other two arrests were also made in Waikīkī at a hotel where a 20-year-old male from South Korea, Jin Wook Lee, and a 48-year-old female from Virginia, Kady Schwartz, were reported by hotel personnel to authorities. 

Lee had falsified his place-of-stay upon his arrival to Honolulu on May 20. Lee was caught staying with Schwartz and her daughter at the hotel and immediately violated quarantine rules.  Schwartz was arrested as an accomplice. Both of their bails were set at $2,000. 

Yesterday, June 8, twenty arriving flights carried 1,732 people, in which 529 of them were visitors. Attorney General Clare Connors emphasized the importance of social distancing and enforcing quarantine rules as the state begins to re-open. 

“As we reopen our economy, it is important that everyone follow the practices and policies in place to keep our community safe. The travel quarantine is an important part of our state’s success in reducing the spread of the disease, and both residents and travelers alike should take care to follow these rules and practices,” Attorney General Clare Connors said. 

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