LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
These cases are all residents — six adults and four children. The source of infection for one case is mainland travel. The remaining nine are considered community-acquired. The majority of Friday’s cases are in close contacts of previously-announced cases.
All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
In response to the number of cases, free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available on Monday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free testing is regularly open at the convention hall 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 providers directly for more information. For more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
Friday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 37, with one hospitalized, and 429 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 385 confirmed locally, three probable, and 41 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Source: The Garden Island