LIHU‘E — Wednesday, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 26 new cases of COVID-19.
These cases are all residents. Of the 26 new cases, six are children and 20 are adults.
All 26 new infections are considered community-acquired. Fourteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining 12 community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including three whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.
Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 244, with seven hospitalized, and 2,166 cumulative cases.
On Tuesday, the county had five hospitalizations.
According to the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, as of Wednesday afternoon, three of the county’s 11 intensive care unit beds are in use, one by a COVID-19 patient.
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.
The county’s free mobile testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center on Thursdays, Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on Fridays, Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturdays, and the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a 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.