County announces two new cases of COVID-19 Saturday
2 new COVID cases Saturday
LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i on Saturday.
Saturday’s cases are male residents: One case is travel-related, and the other 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.
Saturday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to eight, with 166 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 145 confirmed locally, one probable, and 20 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
I’d like to reiterate what a previous reader said. When it is reported that one case is travel-related, and the other is community-acquired.
1. Is the travel interisland or mainland?
2. Is the community-acquired of the same household as the traveler?
We kind of stay in the dark here not knowing.
With our isolation and low number of cases we should be like a laboratory to learn how virus spreads. We need to get businesses up and running and protect those who are vulnerable.