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Officials investigate 30 COVID-19 cases among patrons, employees at The Republik nightclub

Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 at a drive-through testing facility in San Francisco on Thursday.
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Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the coronavirus disease COVID-19 at a drive-through testing facility in San Francisco on Thursday.

The state Department of Health reported 972 COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Sunday.

State health officials said Sunday marked the highest single-day count since Sept. 2, when 1,068 COVID-19 cases were reported.

Officials are investigating 30 COVID-19 cases among patrons and employees of The Republik nightclub in Honolulu. All 30 individuals were at the club for concerts on Dec. 10 or 11.

Anyone who visited The Republik on those two nights is urged to get tested for COVID 19 regardless of symptoms or vaccination status.

There were between 900 and 1,000 people at the nightclub each night, the department said.

Attendees were required to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test. Masks required for the indoor venue were removed for eating and drinking, as per Honolulu guidelines.

"Event coordinators have informed the attendees of potential infection by email. DOH thanks management at The Republik for assisting with the ongoing investigation," the department said.

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