The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 37 new cases on Saturday, Sept. 11.
Today’s cases consist of three visitors and 34 residents. Of the 37 new cases, 19 are children and 18 are adults. Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 34 cases are considered community-acquired. Thirty-two of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining two community-acquired cases were unable to be reached after repeated attempts.
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 316, with five hospitalized, and 1,842 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,783 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.