LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i starts the month of November with two new positive cases being reported by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Sunday.
Both individuals testing positive were close contacts identified through contact-tracing efforts related to other active cases on the island. The cases were already under quarantine.
One of the individuals is a male visitor, and the other is a female resident.
DOH contact-tracing efforts are continuing, but DOH officials are not expecting many additional contacts to be identified since the affected individuals were already under health-directed quarantine.
The two cases reported Sunday bring the Kaua‘i total to six active cases. The Garden Island has a cumulative case count of 66, and one probable case.
On Sunday, the DOH reported 83 new positive cases in the state — 26 on the Big Island, one on Kaua‘i, 53 on O‘ahu, and three out of state.
This brings the state total to 15,154 cases.
A total of 533,672 tests have been performed.
Post-travel testing is available to both residents and visitors who traveled to Kaua‘i from the mainland and participated in the state’s Safe Travel Program.
Testing — for residents at the Kaua‘i War Me morial Convention Hall, and for visitors at the American Medical Response offices behind Pizza Hut in Lihu‘e — is available no sooner than 72 hours following arrival on the island, and up to 14 days after arrival. For best results, the preferred time is between five to seven days following arrival.
Many travelers are not on the island for that long, and in those cases a test three days after arrival is encouraged.
For more information on the post-travel testing program, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases, or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.