Coronavirus Updates

2 Active COVID-19 Cases in Kauai County

By Tiffany DeMasters

Posted August 3, 2020, 5:41 PM HST

No new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kaua‘i County and there are currently two active cases.

During a daily briefing on Monday, Mayor Derek Kawakami said the positive cases are in isolation and the close contacts are in quarantine. While the case count remains low on the Garden Island, Kawakami said statewide numbers are rising at an alarming rate.

Hawai‘i Department of Health reported a record number of daily case counts of 207, bringing statewide totals to 2,448. Kaua‘i remains at 47. Many of the cases have been identified on O‘ahu, with the virus widespread in Honolulu communities.

“This is a reminder that any travel to and from Kaua‘i is a risk and recreational travel should be avoided,” the mayor stated.

Kawakami reminded residents to social distance, stay home when they’re sick and if they go out in public wear a mask.

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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