LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported six new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, two visitors and four residents.
Of the six cases, two are children and four are adults. Four of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining two cases are considered community-acquired. Both of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster.
Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 51, with two hospitalized, and 2,546 cumulative cases.
Most reported cases are in residents who were infected in the community. Everyone, vaccinated or not, must follow Hawai‘i’s indoor mask requirements and gathering size limits, the DOH said in a press release.
The DOH stresses that vaccination remains the most-important action anyone can take to slow and prevent the spread of disease on the island. Vaccinations are widely available to anyone 12 years of age or older and are free, safe and effective.
For details on vaccination sites, see kauai.gov/vaccine.
Testing is also free and available at various locations on various days. See kauai.gov/covidtest.
Source: The Garden Island