LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
Thursday’s cases are two visitors and 31 residents.
Of the 33 new cases, 10 are children and 23 are adults.
Five of the cases are related to travel — two mainland and three interisland. The remaining 28 cases are considered community-acquired. Nineteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining nine 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.
These cases bring the number of active cases to 252, with three hospitalized, and 1,232 cumulative cases.
Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e on weekdays 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.
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. Results can be expected the same day via email.
Testing is also available through primary-care physician, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. For details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest. For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.