County announces four new COVID cases Thursday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Thursday’s cases are all residents — three adults and one child. The source of infection is considered community-acquired. They are all part of a newly-identified cluster associated with a restaurant.

The DOH is not divulging the name of the restaurant since they have been able to identify and contact all close contacts, according to a county spokesperson.

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

These cases bring the number of active cases to 20, with 386 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 343 confirmed locally, three probable, and 40 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. Contact those providers directly for more information.

If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members, and not go out — including to work or school — unless you are seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed or if they feel sick.

Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings and pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.

5 Comments
  1. RGLadder37 June 18, 2021 12:20 am Reply

    Do they really give free testing at the convention center? How do they determine your health? And not just for the coronavirus.

    At the clinic in Lihue. Is this a long process?


  2. Joshua Beadle June 18, 2021 9:29 am Reply

    Tell us again how the DOH determines that withholding the name of the restaurant serves the Public Health Interest?!? Has every customer that dined or worked at the infected restaurant been contacted? Or is this another way our Public Health Officials bow down to Bu$ine$$ Interest$?
    Our government has stopped serving The People


  3. RGLadder37 June 18, 2021 11:53 am Reply

    This thing is not getting smaller. The numbers are getting larger. Are you one of those keeping track of where this thing is heading? Like on a daily basis. They are starting up school and going to play sports again. I’m thinking the coaches have gone through a lot. And would like to get back on the field. Personally I don’t care if a high school football player dies of the coronavirus, because the news is national news. Open news and no one can miss it. But if they choose to play, I’m saying I’m with them dying. You interpret it. But that is just me. More news or more education. Same thing I think.


  4. CommonSenseish June 18, 2021 3:23 pm Reply

    Why are you not divulging if these people were vaccinated or not?


  5. Kenji June 18, 2021 9:08 pm Reply

    **Yawn, same story different day with a mortality rate under 1 percent… People going broke, mental depression, sucide and for what? If you can give free vaccine to this BS virus, why don’t you take care of cancer patients the same way? Follow the money and not the corrupt media.


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