The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported six new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and five residents. Of the six new cases, three are children and three are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining four cases are considered community-acquired. Two 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 cases have no known source of infection.
Over the past week, the county’s average daily case count was eight cases per day. That’s down from 40 six weeks ago. Health officials are currently monitoring seven active clusters: two restaurants, one place of worship and four occupational settings.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 48, with two hospitalized, and 2,558 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,499 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.