The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 152 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 981, with eight hospitalized, and 7,022 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 6,944 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 70 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
More detailed information on new cases is available on the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit here.
DOH case investigation and contact tracing:
Due to the high volume of cases, the Department of Health case investigators will generally contact you several days after you receive a positive test. With the shortened isolation period, in some instances, case investigators will not be able to reach you before the end of your isolation period. As soon as you receive a positive result, you should isolate at home and notify your close contacts and workplace or school. Do not wait to hear from a case investigator. Isolation and quarantine guidance are available at the DOH website: Home-Isolation-and-Quarantine-Guidance.pdf (hawaii.gov).