LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, in three adult residents and one adult visitor.
Two of the cases are confirmed to be travel-related, while the other two are under investigation and have not yet been classified as travel-related or community-acquired. None of Thursday’s cases are currently hospitalized.
One of the travelers received a positive pre-travel test result after arriving on Kaua‘i. The other three cases were diagnosed on Kaua‘i. The cases are in isolation and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing. Investigations are ongoing.
Kaua‘i now has 16 active on-island cases, with one person hospitalized, 13 isolating at home, and two in isolation facilities. Kaua‘i’s cumulative total is 99, including 88 confirmed on-island, one probable, and 10 tested out-of-state or off-island but reported after their arrival on Kaua‘i.
The County of Kaua‘i is currently in Tier 4, the lowest tier on Kauai’s Business and Recreational Guidelines for COVID-19 Tier Tracker. If cases remain above a weekly average of two per day for two weeks, or test positivity remains above a weekly average of 1% for two weeks, the island will go to a more-restrictive Tier 3.
With Thursday’s cases, the seven-day average of daily cases on Kauai is 2.1, and the test positivity rate is 1.5%, which is above the Tier 4 threshold. Should this average continue, the island will move tiers by the first week of December. Updates on tier movement will be provided as information becomes available.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
For more information on the county’s voluntary post-travel testing program, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For more information on the county’s surge-testing program, visit kauai.gov/test.