The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the nine new cases, two are children and seven are adults. Five of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining four cases are considered community-acquired. Three of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining case has no known source of infection as investigators have been unable to reach them after repeated attempts or they have refused to provide information.
“Booster doses are recommended for everyone 16 years of age and older. If you are fully vaccinated and haven’t yet received your booster, please do so as soon as you are eligible. A booster dose gives you even greater protection from severe disease, hospitalization, and death.”
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 81, with seven hospitalized, and 3,364 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 3,300 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 56 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.