The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 17 residents. Of the 18 new cases, seven are children and 11 are adults. One of the cases is related to mainland travel. The remaining 17 cases are considered community-acquired.
Fifteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining two 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 120, with seven hospitalized, and 2,862 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,803 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.