The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Tuesday’s cases consist of one visitor and 22 residents. Of the 23 new cases, six are children and 17 are adults. Two are related to travel – one interisland and one mainland. The remaining 21 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 eight community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
Active cases are directed to isolate, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 241, with four hospitalized, and 1,916 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,857 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.