Coronavirus Updates

3 Active Cases in Kaua‘i County, Mayor Reports

By Tiffany DeMasters

Posted July 31, 2020, 3:59 PM HST

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Kaua‘i County has dropped to three with one of the individuals being released from isolation on Friday.

During Friday’s COVID-19 briefing, Mayor Derek Kawakami said the remaining cases are in isolation and the identified close contacts are in quarantine. No new cases were reported by Hawai‘i Department of Health, leaving Kaua‘i’s cumulative total of cases at 47.

While the case count remains low in Kaua‘i County, Kawakami noted, statewide numbers are rising with O‘ahu seeing more than 100 new coronavirus cases for two consecutive days.

“It is a reminder that any travel off Kaua‘i is extremely risky right now,” the mayor stated. “Please avoid any recreational travel.”

One of the recent cases diagnosed on Kaua‘i was an adult resident who had contact with an individual who traveled inter-island. As a result, the community has called the county to reinstate 14-day quarantine for inter-island travelers.

Kawakami assured the public that he has heard their pleas and is in discussion with the emergency management operations on whether or not this is an option.

As of Friday, the DOH reported 123 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 2,111.

Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Kauai Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat. Tiffany is an award-winning journalist, receiving recognition from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Tiffany grew up on the Big Island and is passionate about telling the community’s stories.
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