The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 26 new cases on Friday, Sept. 24.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 25 residents. Of the 26 new cases, six are children and 20 are adults. Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 23 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 nine community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including two 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 231, with seven hospitalized, and 2,215 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,156 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.