Kaua‘i Confirms 1 New Case of COVID Thursday
The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 3.
The case is an adult male resident. This case remains under investigation but appears to be community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation, and one case is hospitalized. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.
Today’s case brings the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 138 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 121 confirmed locally, one probable, and 16 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Mayor Derek Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 23 is in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under this rule, effective Dec. 2, all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents, and visitors, are under a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
The county’s modified quarantine program remains in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel, or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, 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.