The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Aug. 23.
Monday’s cases were three visitors and 22 residents. Of the 25 new cases, three are children and 22 are adults. Eleven of the cases are related to travel – six mainland and five interisland. The remaining 14 cases are considered community-acquired. Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining nine community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 194, with seven hospitalized, and 1,115 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,060 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 47 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.