County announces one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday

LIHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 24.

Thursday’s case is a resident under the age of 18. The source of infection is community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation, and one case is hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.

Thursday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to six, with 162 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 141 confirmed locally, one probable, and 20 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

“As you enjoy the holidays, please remember to limit your contact with people outside your home,” said Kaua‘i District Health Officer Janet Berreman. “When you are around other people, wear your mask. Being outside is safer than being indoors. Please avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel. If we keep working together, we can keep Kaua‘i as one of the safest places to be.”

Mayor’s Emergency Rule 23 is in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under Governor Ige’s 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, effective Dec. 17, all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i, including mainland, inter-island residents, and visitors, are under a mandatory 10-day 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 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

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

  1. Ty Red December 24, 2020 9:29 pm Reply

    Boring, tired of hyped up positive tests the majority having no symptoms and the scare tactics themselves are scarier than the virus itself.

    Obviously the mask and 6’ separate is hitlerian crowd control.

    Amongst educated and sane people either Our inexperienced leader and his medical advisor are either scared, what a man, eh?, or stupid.

    What is the real reason for the hoax, what alterior motive is there for destruction of an island economy and families, economy, child education and damaging life experience.

    Why only Kaua’i on Quarantine. What agreement behind closed doors did Ige and Kawakami make. Seems criminally weird and sinister. Both should resign.

  2. I saw a Vampire once December 25, 2020 11:25 am Reply

    The are over 2 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S.A. That is a lot. And to think, there is also China. Of Which there are about 1.4 billion people living in China. More than the U.S. So you can see how many cases in the world there are. A lot. Really. Hip hop.

  3. John December 25, 2020 12:26 pm Reply

    The child and his parents can thank Mayor Kawakami for that very special Xmas gift. I hope they repay his kindness with a lawsuit.

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