The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Today’s case is an adult male resident and the source of his infection is community-acquired. The individual was diagnosed elsewhere and received his test results after arriving on Kaua‘i.
All active cases are in isolation, and one case remains hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.
Today’s case brings the number of on-island active cases to nine, with 158 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 138 confirmed locally, one probable, and 19 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Mayor’s Emergency Rule 23 remains in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under Governor Ige’s 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, effective Dec. 17, all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i, including mainland and inter-island residents and visitors, are under a mandatory 10-day 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 http://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.