2 new COVID-19 cases reported on Kauai through contact tracing investigation

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FILE – In this May 2020 photo provided by Eli Lilly, a researcher tests possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. (David Morrison/Eli Lilly via AP)

LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) — Two new infections of COVID-19 were reported on Kauai, according to the Kauai District Health Office on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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Health officials reported that both individuals were close contacts identified through a contact tracing investigation related to other active cases and were already in quarantine.

One case is a male visitor to the island and the other is a female resident.

A contact tracing investigation is underway for these two cases. However, officials said that they are not expecting a lot of people to be identified since the two were already under a quarantine order by the Department of Health.

As of Sunday, the island has six active cases, which brings Kauai’s total case count to 66 and one probable case.

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