The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 243 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 1,028, with 10 hospitalized, and 6,019 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 5,941 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 70 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
“Due to the high demand for testing and its limited supply, we are reminding the public that if you test positive, there is no need to get another test,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “In particular, you do not need a test to return to work or to be cleared from isolation. When you have completed your isolation period in accordance with DOH guidelines, you are released. You should, of course, continue to wear a mask. But please do not add to the current high demand for testing by getting tested again. People can continue to test positive by PCR for up to 90 days after being infected.”