37 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

LIHU‘E — Saturday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 37 new cases of COVID-19 on island, all in residents.

Of the 37 new cases, 10 are children and 27 are adults.

One of the cases is related to mainland travel. The remaining 36 cases are considered community-acquired. Twenty-eight 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, including three whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.

Active cases are directed to isolate, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

Saturday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 267, with five hospitalized, and 2,079 cumulative cases.

The county’s free mobile testing van is parked today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a for rapid testing.


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