KDHO: 26 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hannah Sasil of the Lihu‘e Pharmacy hands a driver the COVID-19 self test kit, Wednesday at the Kolopa Street site.

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.

  1. Kauaidoug September 23, 2021 7:29 am Reply

    When you report 3 cases did not comply with tracking request are these three from this 26 or are these the same 2 or 3 that has been reported before? Just wondering how many of these non compliers are walking among us!

    1. Man dating September 23, 2021 5:04 pm Reply

      That’s because you aren’t legally required to cooperate…mandates, coercion, only are effective with your compliance. So the smart people who may have been exposed to covid positive person aren’t going to sacrifice their income and life to quarantine for 10 days. You can’t test out.

  2. RG DeSoto September 23, 2021 10:02 am Reply

    The question that you, Dennis, never ask and therefore remains unanswered:
    What Cycle Threshold is used in the PCR tests that are producing all of these “positive cases”.
    If the CT is over 28 amplifications we cannot rely on these “cases” actually being positive. In fact the box the PCR test comes in clearly states that it IS NOT a diagnostic test. Moreover even Fauci stated that CTs over 28 are wholly unreliable.
    So how about it Dennis, and other GI reporters,? Can’t you find out what CT is being used so that we can have some assurance the results are accurate and not false positives intending to keep the fear ratcheted up?
    RG DeSoto

  3. Wailua ohana September 23, 2021 8:39 pm Reply

    Cowards that are to paranoid to get vaccinated. Also to cowardly to give their info. Humans at their worst.. and yes unfortunately there are plenty walking among us..

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