HONOLULU — The Hawaii state Department of Health says it’s recorded 11 new cases of hepatitis A in Hawaii over the past week.
This brings the total number of cases from the current outbreak to 252.
The department said Wednesday all of those sickened are adults. Sixty-six have been hospitalized.
Health officials traced the outbreak to frozen scallops served raw by a popular sushi chain on Oahu and Kauai. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests later found hepatitis A in the scallops, which were imported from the Philippines.
The Genki Sushi chain closed 10 restaurants on Oahu and one on Kauai and began disinfecting them after the discovery.