The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 55 new cases on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 54 residents. Of the 55 cases, 12 are children and 43 are adults. Eight of the cases are related to travel – six mainland and two interisland. The remaining 47 new cases are considered community-acquired.
Forty of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining seven 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. The 55 new cases include two individuals who did not receive their positive test results until after their arrival on Kaua‘i.
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 317, with four hospitalized, and 1,763 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,704 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.