The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 19 new cases on Monday, Aug. 30.
Today’s cases are one visitor and 18 residents. Of the 19 new cases, two are children and 17 are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 17 cases are considered community-acquired.
Eight 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, including one case whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has refused to provide information.
Active cases are directed to isolate, 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 294, with five hospitalized, and 1,380 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,323 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 49 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.