Coronavirus Updates

Resident Diagnosed With COVID After Recent Travel Off Island

Posted November 5, 2020, 9:28 AM HST

One new COVID-19 case was reported in Kaua‘i bringing the cumulative total to 68.

Three cases were released from isolation on Wednesday, including one individual who was hospitalized for the virus the Kaua‘i District Health Office reports. There are currently six active cases plus one probable.

The most recent case was a female resident who recently traveled off island. She became symptomatic after returning home and was tested through her medical provider.

There is also a new case in a male visitor who recently traveled from the mainland and whose positive pre-travel test was reported after arrival on Kaua‘i. This case will not be added to Kaua‘i’s total case count because it was diagnosed out of state.

Both individuals are in isolation and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and instructed to quarantine.

The Department of Health is continuing its contact tracing investigation. One active case remains hospitalized, and a second active case was hospitalized Wednesday.

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.