23 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, one visitor and 22 residents.

Of the 23 new cases, five are children and 18 are adults.

One case is related to mainland travel. The remaining 22 cases are considered community-acquired. Sixteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining six community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

Active cases are 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 231, with five hospitalized, and 2,140 cumulative cases.

According to the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, five the county’s 11 intensive care unit beds are in use, one by a COVID-19 patient.

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