LIHU‘E — One new case of COVID-19 was reported by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office on Friday.
The case is an adult resident whose source of infection is considered mainland travel. All active cases are in isolation, close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
Friday’s case brings the number of active cases to 12, with 359 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 318 confirmed locally, three probable, and 38 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Free COVID-19 testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. Contact those providers for more information.
The DOH recommends that people who have symptoms or are feeling sick should isolate immediately, stay away from household members, and not go out — including to work or school — except when seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed, or if they feel sick.
Residents 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.
Vaccinations are free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.
For information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
Source: The Garden Island