The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 17 new cases on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 17 new cases, five are children and 12 are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 15 cases are considered community-acquired. Ten of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining five community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 130, with seven hospitalized, and 2,460 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,401 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.