The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 13 new cases on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 13 new cases, three are children and 10 are adults. Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 10 cases are considered community-acquired. Six of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining four cases have no known source of infection, including one whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has refused to provide information.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 57, with two hospitalized, and 2,579 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,520 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.