The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 22 residents. Of the 23 new cases, five are children and 18 are adults. One case is related to mainland travel. The remaining 22 cases are considered community-acquired. Sixteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining six 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.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 231, with five hospitalized, and 2,140 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,081 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.