14 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Tuesday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 14 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Tuesday, one visitor and 13 residents.

Of the new cases, two are children and 12 are adults. All 14 cases are considered community-acquired. Seven of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or tied to an active cluster. The remaining seven community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including one whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has refused to provide information.

Active cases are directed to isolate, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 170, with seven hospitalized, and 2,299 cumulative cases.

Most reported cases are in residents who were infected in the community. Everyone, vaccinated or not, must follow Hawai‘i’s indoor mask requirements and gathering-size limits.

Those planning to travel are encouraged to be vaccinated before they go, and get tested three to five days after returning to Kaua‘i.

Free testing and free vaccines are available across the island seven days a week.

Vaccination remains the most important action anyone can take to slow and prevent the spread of disease on the island. Vaccinations are available to anyone 12 and older, and are free, safe and effective, the DOH said.

For details on vaccination sites, dates and times, see kauai.gov/vaccine.

The mobile-testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center.

  1. Wtfup September 29, 2021 6:13 am Reply

    “Everyone, vaccinated or not, must follow Hawai‘i’s indoor mask requirements and gathering-size limits”.

    *Unless you’re a student In any of our schools that haven’t changed their protocols and are NOT offering alternatives by keeping their classrooms filled with up to 20 students that’s OK right ?somebody explain this please
    What a bunch of propaganda it’s never really about the health and safety of everyone , it’s always about money money money follow the money wouldn’t the children be the first people we made sure we’re OKWhat happened to all the protocols that we use for last school year ?now somehow we can’t manage it ,it makes no sense unless of course it’s political then it makes total sense because that’s all it ever is…
    Oh did you hear the good news Pfizers coming up with their own version of ivermectin except instead of causing you $.10 a pill is going to probably cost about $100 thats cool

    1. Getrl September 29, 2021 10:38 am Reply

      Let me guess, you read that on the internet, right? Get a link to a Pfizer press release and share it with us if that is true…

  2. Jube September 29, 2021 10:41 am Reply

    Why does the Garden Island allow posting of misinformation? Isn’t that part of the TERMS OF SERVICE?
    Case it point saying that Pfizer is developing its version of ivermectin, when in fact Pfizer’s covid drug in trials is protease inhibitor, not an anti-parasitic.

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