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17 new COVID cases Sunday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Sunday’s cases consist of two visitors and 15 residents. Of the 17 new cases, three are children and 14 are adults. Five of the cases are related to travel – four mainland and one interisland. The remaining 12 cases are considered community-acquired.

Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining seven community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

“Whether you’re vaccinated or not, please wear a mask,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, head of the Kaua‘i District Health Office.

“Vaccines are very effective at their most important job: preventing severe disease and death. And the delta variant is so much more transmissible that even fully vaccinated people can become infected and spread the virus to others. Masks protect us all,” she said.

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 229, with three hospitalized, and 918 cumulative cases.

For more details on available testing sites, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
Source: The Garden Island

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