LIHU’E – In keeping with the rise in instances within the state, the state Division of Well being’s Kaua’i District Well being Workplace reported seven new COVID-19 infections on Friday.
This marks a most of sooner or later for the county.
The instances reported Friday had been between two adults and 5 kids, all residents, the DOH reported. The instances are associated to land journey.
“We’re seeing whole households check optimistic after touring to the mainland,” stated Dr. Janet Berreman, DOH’s Kaua’i District Well being Workplace official in a press release. “It is a reminder that with the excessive an infection fee on the continent, it’s harmful to journey there at the moment.”
Previous to this, the county’s one-day most was 5 in November, earlier than Protected Travels was suspended.
Friday’s instances carry the variety of energetic instances on the island to 20, with 191 gathered instances.
Kaua’i’s cumulative case rely consists of 164 domestically confirmed instances, one possible, and 26 optimistic instances recognized elsewhere, as they obtained pre-trip check outcomes after arriving on the island, in accordance with the county.
The county has 31 folks in quarantine focused on account of being in shut contact with individuals who examined optimistic.
Statewide, there have been 264 new instances and 4 deaths associated to COVID-19 on O’ahu Friday. These instances embody 202 on O’ahu, 22 on Maui, 10 on the island of Hawai’i, three on Kauai, two on Moloka’i, and 25 residents recognized out of state. State and county case counts differ because of totally different reporting instances.
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