The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new positive case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, related to a traveler who participated in the state’s Safe Travels pre-testing program.
The case is an adult female resident traveler, whose pre-travel test was negative. She was tested here on Kauai due to concern about a mainland exposure, and that second test was positive. She is in isolation and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing. The investigation is on-going.
With today’s case, Kaua‘i’s one-week average of daily new cases remains at one. Should the one-week average case count increase to two new cases per day, Kaua‘i County will move to Tier 3, prompting additional restrictions. For more information and to view the current daily average, please visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
Today’s new case brings Kaua‘i’s cumulative case total to 74 confirmed, one probable, and six diagnosed out-of-state/off-island. Kaua‘i now has 13 active cases, including 12 related to travel, and 31 contacts in health-directed quarantine. Two patients are hospitalized.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
For more information on the county’s voluntary post-travel testing program, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the county’s new surge testing program, visit kauai.gov/test.