Kauai reports four new cases of coronavirus


LIHUE, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Kauai District Health Office reported four positive cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 25, bringing the total number of active cases on the island to 26.

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One case is an adult female resident and the other is an adult male resident. Both of the cases are associated with travel. One case had a negative pre-travel test prior to returning to Kauai.

Kauai’s cumulative case count as of Nov. 19 is 123. Of those, 108 are confirmed, one is probable and 14 are confirmed positive tests performed out-of-state or off-island.

“We now have unprecedented levels of COVID-positive travelers but we also have increased community transmission, meaning this disease is spreading within our community, among our friends and neighbors,” warned Kauai County Mayor Derek Kawakami. “I have asked Governor Ige for authority to require all travelers to take a second test, or to let us temporarily withdraw from the Safe Travels program and re-instate a 14-day mandatory quarantine.” 

Governor Ige has not responded to the request.

For more information about COVID-19 in Kauai County, click here.

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