State health officials reported a new COVID-19 related death on Friday afternoon, bringing the state’s death toll from the virus to 24.

The elderly Oahu woman died on Thursday, but her death wasn’t reported until Friday. Health officials said the woman had underlying medical issues.

The news came just hours after officials announced the state’s 23rd death — also on Oahu.

“It strikes at all of our hearts, each and every time we have to report another casualty of COVID-19,” Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said in a press release. “Please be safe and practice all precautions.”

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