11 new cases Wednesday
LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
These cases consist of six residents and five visitors. Of the 11 new cases, nine are adults and two are children. Ten of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining case is considered community-acquired and is not a close contact of previously announced cases. This case has no known source of infection.
“As today’s cases illustrate, travel poses a risk of infection,” Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman said. “If you travel, please take three precautions: vaccinate before you go, wear a mask indoors, and get tested 3 to 5 days after arrival to Kaua‘i. Mahalo for taking these steps to keep yourself, your family, and our community safe and healthy.”
These cases bring the number of active cases to 71, with three hospitalized, and 642 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 591 confirmed locally, six probable, and 45 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Princeville crash sends driver to Wilcox
PRINCEVILLE — A two-car collision on Kuhio Highway Tuesday evening shut down traffic and sent a driver to the hospital.
According to a preliminary report from the Kaua‘i Police Department, on around 6:30 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of Kapaka Road.
A witness reported that the driver of a black SUV pulled onto the highway heading southbound from the shoulder of the road, at which point a white truck hit the vehicle, KPD reported. The driver of the white truck was transported by medics to Wilcox Memorial Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The highway was closed for about 10 minutes.