LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 102, with four hospitalized, and 11,727 cumulative cases.
More detailed information on new cases is available on the state DOH COVID-19 data dashboard, found at health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
State DOH case investigators generally contact positive cases within a day or two of receiving the results. In some instances, case investigators will not be able to reach positive cases before the end of isolation periods.
Positive cases should immediately isolate at home and notify close contacts including workplace and schools.
Isolation and quarantine guidance is available at the DOH website, health.hawaii.gov, under the Home-Isolation-and-Quarantine-Guidance.pdf. For more information about isolation and quarantine, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
Free vaccination is offered islandwide. Vaccinations are available to anyone 5 years of age or older and are free, safe and effective. For details on the vaccination sites, visit kauai.gov/vaccine.
Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
In observance of today’s Presidents’ Day holiday, the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention testing center is closed.
Source: The Garden Island