Coronavirus Updates

8 New COVID Cases Confirmed on Kauaʻi

Posted October 20, 2021, 9:59 AM HST ·Updated October 20, 10:14 AM

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported eight new cases on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Today’s cases consist of one visitor and seven residents. Of the eight new cases, two are children and six are adults. Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining five cases are considered community-acquired. Three 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.

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 50, with two hospitalized, and 2,566 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,507 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 139 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 82,730. No new COVID-related fatalities were also reported.

The state’s seven-day average is now 119 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.7%.

A map documenting new cases by district across all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.

The island-by-island case count is as follows:

O‘ahu: 57,115
Hawai‘i: 10,751
Maui: 9,393
Moloka‘i: 238
Lana‘i: 141
Pending: 0
Out-of-State: 2,591

A total of 4,610 individuals have been hospitalized statewide as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 876 have died.