Coronavirus Updates

District Health Office Announces 9 New COVID Cases

Posted December 17, 2021, 12:11 PM HST

The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The cases are all residents – one is a child and eight are adults. Four of the cases are related to travel – three mainland and one interisland. The remaining five cases are considered community-acquired.

Two of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining three cases have no known source of infection.

Friday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 80, with five hospitalized, and 3,392 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 3,328 confirmed locally, eight probable and 56 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Daily case counts remain elevated.

For more information about the county’s COVID-19 response, click here.