4 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Kaua‘i
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 20.
Today’s cases are all Kaua‘i residents. Two of the cases are male and female children whose sources of infection are considered travel-related. The other two are adult females with no history of travel or specific contact with travelers. Their sources of infection are considered community-acquired.
Contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing. Several close contacts identified had already been fully vaccinated and therefore are not subject to quarantine. They will self-monitor for symptoms.
“The best way to protect the Kaua‘i community and maintain the safety we have experienced in recent months is for all residents 16 and older to be vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Kaua‘i District Health Officer Janet Berreman. “Those who work with travelers can avoid missed workdays by being vaccinated. Close contacts who have been fully vaccinated are not subject to DOH quarantine. They can continue working as usual. All residents who come in contact with travelers should be vaccinated as soon as possible.”
Vaccination appointments are widely available. For details, visit Kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to five, with 239 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 204 confirmed locally, two probable, and 33 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on the island.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, 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.