County announces one new case of COVID-19, Saturday

LIHU‘E – The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The case is an adult male resident and is travel-related. The individual took a pre-travel test out of state prior to departure to Kaua‘i and received his positive test result while under the mandatory 14-day quarantine currently in effect.

All active cases are in isolation, and one case is hospitalized. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.

Today’s case brings the number of on-island active cases to 11, with 139 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 121 confirmed locally, one probable, and 17 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

The Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 23 sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under this rule, effective Dec. 2, all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents, and visitors, are under a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit

  1. peter December 6, 2020 6:30 am Reply

    One more new case. Devastating ! Can you believe it ?!? And we are averaging 1.1 new cases over the last 7 days. How will we survive ? That’s the equivalent of 5000 daily new cases on the mainland. And let’s not forget that all the current Covid hospitalizations are using 2% ! Can you believe it ? 2% ! of our small islands hospital bed capacity.
    I am so glad we opted out of the safe travels program. Even it meant all those people working in the tourism industry sitting at home without a job during the holidays. Who needs a merry Christmas anyway. Bah humbug !

  2. John December 6, 2020 9:48 am Reply

    NO sympathy, no aloha, for anyone who is traveling right now during the peak of a pandemic. If you are in an airplane, catching the virus is all but certain. And then your infected arse brings it back into your own community. Get a clue people!

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