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10 new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i Sunday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

All of these cases are residents, four children and six adults.

All 10 cases are considered community-acquired. Six of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining four cases have no known source of infection.

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 123, with 13 hospitalized.

To date, the county has recorded 3,266 cumulative cases.

Following a shipping delay that halted free county testing, the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing site is expected to open as usual today.

Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free, mobile-testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays. A list of free testing locations and hours can be found at kauai.gov/COVIDtest.

The Wilcox Medical Center pediatric clinic is open Thursday for vaccinations. Appointments are required. Visit wilcoxhealth.org/vaccine.

The clinic for children ages 5 to 11 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea is open Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted at KVMH and no appointments are needed.

Kaiser Permanente’s Lihu‘e Clinic accepts walk-ins or advance appointments for vaccinations for everyone 5 and up. Appointments are available at kp.org.

All adults are now eligible for booster doses of vaccines.

A list of vaccination locations and hours can be found at kauai.gov/vaccine.
Source: The Garden Island

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