DOH announces 3 more COVID cases Saturday

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Recent Kaua‘i High School graduate Hayley Ka‘eo is administered a Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine, Saturday by Cheyanne Mahuka of Ho‘ola Lahui at the Rob’s Good Times Grill vaccination site.

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 26.

Saturday’s cases are adult residents whose source of infection is considered community-acquired. All three cases were under quarantine as close contacts of previously announced cases.

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

These three cases bring the number of active cases to 17, with 401 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 358 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 is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Please 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 pharmacy, hospital, and clinic locations. 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 www.kauai.gov/vaccine.

5 Comments
  1. I saw a Vampire once June 27, 2021 12:27 am Reply

    I just saw the numbers HTA put out. Just made 1 million visitors an estimate by year’s end. Visitor arrivals into Hawaii.

    2016 there were about 10 million visitors to Hawaii. A bit slower. I think the record was at 16 million visitors. A lot..

    Not worry about over crowded. Okay?


  2. merri June 27, 2021 7:35 am Reply

    Yea Hayley graduating. Boo she didn’t learn critical thinking and fell for being a guinea pig in this experiment. Criminal of Ho’ola to continue administering the toxin.
    Does GI have the …… to publish this?


  3. Kauaidoug June 28, 2021 1:08 pm Reply

    If you’re not vaccinated by now it’s on you, period.


    1. Dougless June 30, 2021 2:02 pm Reply

      Yes. Exactly what we have been saying for 16 months. Personal responsibility.


    2. I saw a Vampire once June 30, 2021 9:45 pm Reply

      I don’t think there is any change. Just buy more Jackets. And staying away from crowds. Self quarantine at home is the way to go. Gloves, face mask, and hand sanitizers. Everyone is doing this.


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