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10 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Friday

LIHU‘E — Friday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, all in residents — three children and seven adults.

One case is related to mainland travel. The remaining cases are considered community-acquired.

Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining four community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including two whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.

Friday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 124, with six hospitalized, and 2,470 cumulative cases.

Testing and vaccinations are offered free and several locations across the island.

Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. Residents aged 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 and older, and is available at Wilcox Medical Center, Lihu‘e Longs, Puhi Safeway, Kaiser Permanente Lihu‘e Clinic and Hoʽola Lahui Hawai‘i clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a.

The vaccine van can be requested to businesses, events or homes by filling out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CBQCWY7 or calling the Kaua‘i District Health Office at 808-241-3495.

A mobile testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center today and the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays.
Source: The Garden Island

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