Coronavirus Updates

Kaua‘i District Health Office Reports New Case of COVID

Posted November 3, 2020, 12:48 PM HST

The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new positive case of COVID-19 on Monday. 

The new case is a male resident who recently returned home from mainland travel and tested negative as part of the state’s pre-travel testing program. He took a voluntary post-travel test as part of the county’s free post-travel testing program and tested positive.  

The Department of Health is continuing its contact tracing investigation of this new case.  

Kaua‘i now has a total of seven active cases, two of those cases are hospitalized. All cases are in isolation and all of their identified close contacts are in quarantine.  

Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count is 67 plus one probable case.  

Post-travel testing is available to both residents and visitors who traveled to Kaua‘i from the mainland and participated in the state’s Safe Travel Program. Testing is available no sooner than 72 hours after arrival and up to 14 days, but the preferable time is five to seven days after arrival for best results. Many travelers are not on island that long and in those cases, a test three days after arrival is encouraged.   

For more information on the post-travel testing program, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.