The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported Kaua‘i’s 11th fatality from COVID-19 and announced 22 new cases on Monday, Sept. 20.
The fatality was a female Kaua‘i resident in her 60s who was hospitalized.
“My heart and sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of this individual,” said Mayor Derek SK Kawakami. “If you have not already done so, please get vaccinated today and help protect our island.”
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 22 new cases, six are children and 16 are adults. All of the cases are considered community-acquired. Fourteen 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, including three 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.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 242, with three hospitalized, and 2,117 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,058 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.