New case appears to be acquired in community
LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday.
The case is an adult male resident. This case remains under investigation but appears to be community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation and one case is hospitalized. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.
Thursday’s case brings the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 138 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 121 confirmed locally, one probable, and 16 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their positive pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Mayor Derek Kawakami’s emergency rule 23 is in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under this rule, effective Dec. 2, all incoming travelers, including mainland, interisland residents and visitors,are under a 14-day, mandatory quarantine.
The county’s modified quarantine program remains in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel, or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, please visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, 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.
The Garden Island