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KDHO: 15 new cases on Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 15 new cases of COVID-19.

These cases are all residents, including two children and 13 adults.

Five of the cases are related to travel — four mainland and one interisland. The remaining 10 cases are considered community-acquired. Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining five community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

The state Department of Public Safety reported 17 new positive cases at the Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center, one of the county’s active clusters. Seventy inmates were tested, with 53 reporting negative results.

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 218, with three hospitalized, and 946 cumulative cases.

Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e on weekdays except county holidays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

A free, mobile testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays, Kilauea Neighborhood Center on Thursdays, Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on Fridays, Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturdays and Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center on Sundays.

Testing performed at the convention hall and through the mobile testing van is rapid. Same-day results are sent via email.
Source: The Garden Island

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