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KDHO: 13 new COVID-19 cases Oct. 21

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i Thursday, all residents, three children and 10 adults.

Three of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 10 cases are considered community-acquired. Six of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining four cases have no known source of infection, including one whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has refused to provide information.

Thursday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 57, with two hospitalized, and 2,579 cumulative cases.

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Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free, mobile-testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on Fridays, Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturdays and the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays.

Free drive-thru testing is available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group near the Puhi Safeway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment, register online at or call 808-635-4968.

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Source: The Garden Island

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