KDHO: 22 new cases Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Wednesday, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 22 new cases of COVID-19.

These cases consist of one visitor and 21 residents.

Of the 22 new cases, seven are children and 15 are adults.

One of the cases is related to mainland travel. The remaining 21 cases are considered community-acquired. Eighteen of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of previously announced cases or are tied to one of the county’s active clusters. The remaining three community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

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

Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 159, with seven hospitalized, and 2,321 cumulative cases.

Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,262 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

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.

Additionally, a 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.

Testing performed at the Convention Hall and through the mobile testing van is rapid PCR. Same-day results are sent via email.


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