The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Today’s cases consist of two visitors and 21 residents. Of the 23 new cases, nine are children and 14 are adults. Four of the cases are related to travel – two mainland and two interisland. The remaining 19 cases are considered community-acquired. Ten of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining nine community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including one whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has 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 240, with seven hospitalized, and 2,189 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,130 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.