27 New Cases Confirmed on Kauaʻi
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 27 new cases on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 27 new cases, seven are children and 20 adults. Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 24 cases are considered community-acquired. Twenty of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining four cases have no known source of infection.
“Our recent increase in cases on Kaua‘i is concerning – especially because most of them are community-acquired,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “The COVID virus is in our community, and continues to circulate widely and spread among close contacts. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please do so today. Wearing a mask indoors and when in crowded places, staying home and getting tested if you are sick, and avoiding large gatherings helps protect each of us and our community. As much as we would like to be done with COVID, we need to continue our safe practices as we travel more and prepare for the holiday season.”
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 101, with four hospitalized, and 2,673 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,614 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.