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DOH: Three new cases Monday

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

Yesterday’s cases are adult visitors whose source of infection is considered inter-island travel. All active cases are in isolation and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

Monday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 10 with 354 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 314 confirmed locally, two probable, and 38 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Please contact those providers directly for more information.

Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacy, hospital, and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings. For details, visit www.kauai.gov/vaccine.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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