LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Friday reported one new positive case of COVID-19. This brings Kaua‘i’s total number of active cases to two, and the cumulative total of cases to date is now 59.
The new case is an adult male visitor who is currently in isolation. The source of his infection appears to be related to mainland travel, and the case has been in travel quarantine.
The DOH completed its contact-tracing investigation, and all close contacts have been directed to quarantine and were offered tests.
Officials said the virus is widespread in the state and it continues to be important for everyone to be careful on Kaua‘i – wear masks, keep a distance, and avoid large gatherings.
Kaua‘i’s most recent case is reflected today in the statewide count, posted daily at noon at hawaiicovid19.com. For local updates, visit the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency page, kauai.gov/COVID-19.
3 deaths on O‘ahu, 112 new cases statewide
DOH officials Friday reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 112 new coronavirus infections statewide, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 127 fatalities and 11,891 cases.
No further information was immediately available about the latest deaths on O‘ahu.
The state’s official death toll as of Friday included 102 on O‘ahu, 15 on Hawai‘i Island and nine on Maui, while one was a Kaua‘i resident who died on the mainland.
The U.S. death toll Friday surpassed 203,000. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was reported by Johns Hopkins University.
Friday’s total coronavirus cases by county since the start of the outbreak are 10,724 on O‘ahu, 691 in Hawai‘i County, 388 in Maui County and 59 in Kaua‘i County. There are also 30 Hawai‘i residents diagnosed outside of the state.