The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 11 new cases on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 10 residents. Of the 11 new cases, one is a child and 10 are adults. Two of the cases are related to travel – one mainland and one interisland. The remaining nine cases are considered community-acquired. Four of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining five 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 147, with nine hospitalized, and 2,383 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,324 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.