The number of people affected by COVID-19 in long term care settings has quadrupled in less than a month.
A dozen residents of Hale Nani have been infected so far, along with six staff members.
The string of cases related to Oahu’s largest nursing facility totals 16.
Two new cases were found in a Kaneohe care home.
House and Senate bills would undercut a new law that requires unannounced state inspections of care homes by making those optional.
The state agency overseeing adult care homes says it is improving its practices and there is no risk to the health or safety of the patients.