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173 new COVID-19 cases over 2-day period

LIHU‘E — Sunday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 173 new cases of COVID-19. This case count includes cases that weren’t reported Saturday, Jan. 1, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

There are 650 active cases, with five hospitalized. To date, the county has recorded 4,332 cumulative cases.

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The Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing center’s normal operations return today, with free testing available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free drive-thru testing is available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. For an appointment, register online at or call 808-635-4968. Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. For more details, visit
Source: The Garden Island

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