LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19.
These cases consist of one visitor and 22 residents.
Of the 23 cases, six are children and 17 are adults.
Two of these reported cases are related to travel — one interisland and one mainland. The remaining 21 cases are considered community-acquired. Thirteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining eight community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
Active cases were directed to isolate, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 241, with four hospitalized, and 1,916 cumulative cases.