The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Nov. 13.
The test positivity rate is the highest in the state at 4.2%, with an average of 23 new cases on a seven-day average.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 15 residents. Of the 16 new cases, two are children and 14 are adults. Three of the cases are related to travel – two mainland and one interisland. The remaining 13 cases are considered community-acquired.
Eight 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, 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 152, with eight hospitalized, and 2,945 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,885 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 52 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.