LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Sunday reported one new positive case of COVID-19.
This brings Kaua‘i’s total number of active cases to one, and the cumulative total of cases to date is now 58.
The new case is an adult male visitor who is currently in isolation. The source of his infection appears to be related to travel, but due to the uncertainty in the timeline of his infection, the case will be classified as community transmission.
The DOH contact-tracing investigation is ongoing. All identified close contacts are directed to quarantine and offered a test.
The case has not required hospitalization.
State and county officials remind all that the virus is widespread in the state, so it continues to be important for everyone to be careful on Kaua‘i, wear masks, keep your distance and avoid large gatherings.
Kaua‘i’s most recent case is reflected in the statewide count, which is posted daily at noon at hawaiicovid19.com. For local updates, visit the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency page, kauai.gov/COVID-19.