LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new positive case of COVID-19 related to a traveler who participated in the state’s Safe Travels pre-testing program on Wednesday.
The case involves an adult female resident traveler, tested negative with a pre-travel test. She was tested on Kaua‘i concerned about a mainland exposure. The second test was positive. She is in isolation and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing. The investigation is on-going.
With the addition of this case, Kaua‘i’s one-week average of daily new cases remains at one. Should the one-week average case count increase to two new cases per day, Kaua‘i County will move to Tier 3, prompting additional restrictions.
Wednesday’s new case brings Kaua‘i’s cumulative case total to 74 confirmed, one probable, and six diagnosed out-of-state/off-island. Kaua‘i now has 13 active cases, including 12 related to travel and 31 contacts in health-directed quarantine. Two patients are currently hospitalized.
To view the current daily average, 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.