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KDHO: 51 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

These cases are two visitors and 49 residents.

Of the 51 new cases, 10 are children and 41 are adults.

Nine of the cases are related to travel – four mainland and five interisland. The remaining 42 cases are considered community-acquired. Thirty-two of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters, including 15 new cases from the Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center. The remaining 10 community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including three cases whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.

Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 238, with three hospitalized, and 1,199 cumulative cases.

Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 1,142 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 49 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Free testing is available at the Convention Hall, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, 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 PCR. Same-day results are sent via email.

Free drive-thru testing is also available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment, register online at PreventCOVIDHI.com or call (808) 635-4968. Lihu‘e Pharmacy offers PCR mid-turbinate testing. Results are expected to be provided the same day via email.

Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Please contact those providers directly for more information. For more details, visit https://www.kauai.gov/covidtest.
Source: The Garden Island

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