33 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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.

  1. RGLadder37 August 27, 2021 12:16 am Reply

    Will it stop getting bigger? What are they planning? Mix up in paper work.What?

  2. Robin August 27, 2021 6:33 am Reply

    i feel like i’m Captain Obvious here … Did the numbers start going up after July 8th ?

    And if so .. could that have been related to the new rule at that time where people who had been vaccinated did not need to get a negative test before boarding a plane and coming to Hawaii.

    Does not a simple answer to stop the surge seem to be reinstate negative test results before boarding any plane to Kauai ?

    Just sayin’

    1. Jade August 27, 2021 5:47 pm Reply

      Well, if that were true, then most or even many of the case would be travel-related. And they’re not.

    2. Chris Gaines August 28, 2021 11:32 am Reply

      sorry to point out the obvious, but … did you not read the numbers for travel-related? A huge 5 out of 33, 2 visitors [mainland] and 3 inter-island! ALL the rest are US, People who live on Kauai!
      Your suggestion would have caught 2 out of 33. This would not turn the tide.
      Sadly, this surge is on us.

  3. KauaiFarmMan August 27, 2021 8:41 pm Reply

    We just hit an alarming milestone of 45 deaths in a month. Our highest monthly death toll in Hawaii since the start of the pandemic. It seems like the vaccine isn’t working as promised. All these vaccinated people need to stay home to stop spreading these vaccine resistant super strains their bodies are creating. You are putting all the heathly unvaccinated people at risk. Now that 45 people died in a month , Covid is finally almost as deadly as the flu, which kills about 600 people a year in Hawaii. What a strange world we live in today.

    1. ron ogle August 29, 2021 2:53 am Reply

      Amen no science involved here.

  4. ron ogle August 29, 2021 2:52 am Reply

    After more than a year of hype some are seeing what is going on.Now that a major study(more than 700,000 in Israel } has shown previous people who had covid are much much more protected from future infection why are they threatened with penalties if they do not vaccinate ?? It is becoming clear it has nothing to do with science.

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