LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported three new case of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i on Tuesday.
Two of the cases are adult female residents with community-acquired infection. The third case is a visiting male O‘ahu resident with a pre-travel test result that returned as positive after arrival on Kaua‘i.
All active cases are in isolation, and one is hospitalized. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.
Tuesday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 13, with 143 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 124 confirmed locally, one probable, and 18 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their 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 last week all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island 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, visit 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.