The Kaua‘i District Health Office confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.
All three cases are male residents of Kaua‘i, two of which have a history of travel. One of the travelers participated in the Safe Travels program and had a negative pre-travel test but subsequently tested positive. The source of infection for the third case, who has been hospitalized, remains under investigation.
Kaua‘i now has 17 active cases, including two hospitalized. In addition, 51 close contacts are in Department of Health-directed quarantine. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case total is now 91. Of those, 82 are confirmed, one is probable, and eight are confirmed positive tests performed out-of-state or off-island but reported after their arrival to Kaua‘i.
With today’s cases, Kaua‘i’s daily average over a one-week period is approaching two. If it reaches two and stays there, Kaua‘i County will move to Tier 3, prompting additional restrictions. For more information and to view the current daily average and for information on the county’s voluntary post-travel testing program, please visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
For information on the county’s new surge testing program, visit kauai.gov/test.