The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 23 residents. Of the 24 new cases, three are children and 21 are adults. Four of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 20 cases are considered community-acquired.
Sixteen 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, including three whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information. One of today’s cases did not receive their positive test result until after their return from the mainland.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 141, with eight hospitalized, and 2,910 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,850 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 52 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.