The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Today’s cases consist of one visitor and 22 residents. Of the 23 new cases, six are children and 17 are adults. Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 21 cases are considered community-acquired.
Nineteen 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.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 122, with 12 hospitalized, and 3,022 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,962 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 52 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.