LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 11 new cases on Sunday — all residents, three children and eight adults.
All 11 cases are considered community-acquired. Eight of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining three community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.
Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 88, with four hospitalized, and 2,491 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, the DOH said in a press release.
Vaccination remains the most-important action to take to slow and prevent the spread of disease in the community. Vaccinations are widely available to anyone 12 years of age or older and are free, safe and effective, according to the DOH.
Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and is available at Wilcox Medical Center, Lihu‘e Longs, Puhi Safeway, Kaiser Permanente Lihu‘e Clinic, and Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a.
The vaccine van can be requested to visit a business, event or home by filling out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CBQCWY7 or calling the DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office at 808-241-3495.
For details on the vaccination sites, visit kauai.gov/vaccine.
Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e weekdays except county holidays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free drive-thru testing is available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group, on Kolopa Street near the Safeway store, 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.
Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics.
For more testing details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.