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DOH announces two new travel-related cases

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new travel-related cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

One case is an adult female resident, and the other is an adult male visitor. All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

Saturday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 129 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 114 confirmed locally, one probable, and 14 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Governor David Ige on Friday approved Mayor Derek Kawakami’s emergency rule 23, which seeks a temporary moratorium of the state Safe Travels program and return to a mandatory, 14-day quarantine. The rule goes into effect 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and applies to all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents and visitors.

The county’s modified quarantine program would remain in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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