The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported nine new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the nine new cases, one is a child and eight are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining seven cases are considered community-acquired. Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining two community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 73, with two hospitalized, and 2,507 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,448 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.