The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 26 new cases on Monday, Sept. 6.
Monday’s cases are all residents. Of the 26 cases, nine are children and 17 are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 24 new cases are considered community-acquired. Thirteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining 11 community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including three cases whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have 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.
Monday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 285, with four hospitalized, and 1,640 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,583 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 49 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.