The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Dec. 10.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 16 new cases, one is a child and 15 are adults. Four of the cases are related to travel – three interisland and one mainland. The remaining 12 cases are considered community-acquired. Ten 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 78, with 10 hospitalized, and 3,322 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 3,258 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 56 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.