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Kaua‘i COVID-19 update: 56 new cases, 11 deaths statewide

HONOLULU — Data released on Wednesday by the state Department of Health showed that COVID-19 cases held steady last week.

From Jan. 17 through Jan. 23, there were 56 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i and 1,052 new cases statewide, compared with 47 and 1,068 new cases the week prior.

Eleven COVID-19 deaths were reported statewide, with none on Kaua‘i. It has now been four months since the island reported its last COVID-19 death in September 2022.

Kaua‘i’s seven-day COVID-19 case average was six cases a day and the Kaua‘i test positivity rate was 6.1 percent, compared with 6 percent statewide.

Free home COVID tests from the federal government are available to households via mail by visiting or calling 1-800-232-0233.

In addition, the county is renewing its partnership with the Kaua‘i District Health Office to distribute free home tests at neighborhood centers this spring.

For a list of testing locations, visit For information about vaccine providers and the services they offer, people can visit the vaccine-finder map at

For a list of vaccination locations on Kaua‘i, visit or call the DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office at 808-241-3495.


Guthrie Scrimgeour, reporter, can be reached at 808-647-0329 or
Source: The Garden Island

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