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Six new COVID cases Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases on Kaua‘i to 70, with 338 cumulative cases.

All six cases are Kaua‘i residents: five adults and one child. All six cases are considered community-acquired infections, the office said.

Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 300 confirmed locally, two probable, and 36 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island. All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

A testing clinic is at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the test center, people will receive an appointment time to return later in the day. Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of 400 appointments a day.

Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center said earlier this week that one employee reported a positive COVID-19 test, and staff at KCCC continue taking steps to sanitize the facility. As of Wednesday, KCCC reported 138 negative inmate test results and 55 negative staff test results so far, part of mass testing that was conducted in response to the positive test.
Source: The Garden Island

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