Coronavirus Updates

17 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Garden Isle

Posted October 22, 2021, 12:59 PM HST

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 17 new cases on Friday, Oct. 22.

Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 16 residents. Of the 17 new cases, three are children and 14 are adults. Seven of the cases are related to travel – two mainland and five interisland. The remaining 10 cases are considered community-acquired. Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining five cases have no known source of infection.

“Cases have jumped up in the last two days. The increase is likely related to fall-break travel,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “If you traveled recently, please get tested. If you test positive or if you’re feeling sick, please isolate at home to avoid spreading disease to others. And if you haven’t been vaccinated, please do so.”

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 63, with two hospitalized, and 2,596 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,537 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.