LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 14 new cases of COVID-19.
The cases include one visitor and 13 residents. Of the 14 new cases, one is a child and 13 are adults.
Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining 12 cases are considered community-acquired. Nine of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining three cases have no known source of infection, including two whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.
These cases bring the number of active cases to 128, with 11 hospitalized.
To date, the county has recorded 2,980 cumulative cases.
This week, the KDHO is starting neighborhood clinics for children aged 5 to 11. Walk-ins will be accepted starting this Wednesday at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center from 4 to 6 p.m. and the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center on Friday from the same time.
The KDHO clinic will then move to the Hanalei Neighborhood Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and the Kilauea Neighborhood Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Other pediatric vaccination clinics include the Wilcox Medical Center, which is open on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with appointments available at wilcoxhealth.org/vaccine.
Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital will host a walk-in clinic this Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. And Ho‘ola Lahui will be at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center and at Isenberg park from 9 to 11 a.m., at both locations.
Keiki appointments can also be made at the Kaiser Permanente Lihu‘e Clinic on weekdays during business hours by visiting KP.org, or at the Longs Lihu‘e location in Kukui Grove seven days a week at cvs.com/vaccine.
A list of vaccination sites can be found at kauai.gov/vaccine.
Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
If there is a wait, you will receive a ticket with a time to return for your test. Arrive anytime the clinic is open to receive a timed ticket; no need to arrive early.
Testing performed at the Convention Hall and through the mobile testing van is rapid PCR. Same-day results are sent via email.
A full list of free testing locations and hours can be found at kauai.gov/COVIDtest.
Source: The Garden Island