2 new COVID-19 cases reported

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office on Tuesday reported two new, travel-related cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i.

One case is an adult male visitor who received a positive result on his pre-travel test after he arrived on Kaua‘i. The other case is an adult male resident with a recent travel history. The cases are being isolated and close contacts identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing. The investigations are ongoing.

Kaua‘i has seen a significant rise in case levels since the pre-travel testing program began in mid-October. Most cases have been travel-related, but a number of cases in the past couple weeks have come from community spread.

The island currently has 23 confirmed active cases, all in isolation. There are now 92 individuals in DOH-directed quarantine, which may increase as investigations continue.

Kaua‘i now has a cumulative case count of 119, of which 104 are confirmed locally, one is a probable case, and 14 are positive cases that were diagnosed elsewhere — with tests taken on the mainland where the positive results did not arrive until they were on-island.

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.

  1. Joshua Beadle November 25, 2020 7:39 am Reply

    Our local and State politicians are failing us. Tahiti put in place a Two Test Protocol, months ago, which Hawaii only had copy. Instead Ige and our local politicians have been stumbling through this trying to find the light switch.
    Hawaii has enjoyed a low infection rate because it is hard to get here and easy to contract trace a dozen cases. No more. Our “leaders” are going to bury this Garden Isle with their gross negligence

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