KDHO: ‘modest decline’ in COVID-19 cases Monday

LIHU‘E — While the county has seen a “modest decline” in new COVID-19 cases, Kaua‘i still leads the state in highest per-population case rate, Kaua‘i Deputy District Health Officer Lauren Guest reported.

On Monday, the Kaua‘i District Health Office reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all in residents. This comes off a weekend of 31 new cases reported over the weekend, also all in residents.

Of Monday’s seven cases, six are adults and one is a child. All are community-acquired, two of which are connected to active clusters or a previously announced case.

The county currently has 10 active clusters, including three restaurants; three workplace settings; two educational settings; one place of worship; and one cluster related to travel, lodging and tourism, Guest said during the county’s COVID-19 briefing.

Monday’s cases bring the county’s number of active cases to 81, with four hospitalized. About a month ago, on Sept. 11, the county had 316 active cases, with five hospitalized.

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 Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays, 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. RGLadder37 October 12, 2021 12:15 am Reply

    How long does it take for them to take the test, then come out with a result? Since a virus takes about 3-4 days on the incubation period, then it becomes a sickness. And people need to do something about it. COVID-19, influenza, or the common cold. Then they’ll come in to take a vaccine shot. If a traveler from Japan comes to visit Kaua’i, and that person gets checked, how long before a result of positive, then a vaccine to be given? Taking the above information into consideration.

  2. That Lady October 12, 2021 6:30 am Reply

    Dishonest reporting. Seven cases is not a “modest decline.” Its a 36% decline from the previous day, and a massive decline from a few weeks ago,

    Anything to keep the peasants scared, yeah?

  3. Kauai Ken October 12, 2021 7:14 am Reply

    TGI reported 10 new cases Saturday, and 11 more on Sunday, how did we get to “31 over the weekend”?. Also the total active case load has dropped by 74% in one month, which doesn’t feel like a “modest decline”.

  4. Richard October 19, 2021 9:03 am Reply

    Amazing this reporter can’t dig in and get any real information like how many people were vaccinated that are now testing positive? That Would take actual journalistic Would take actual journalistic skill that Doesn’t seem to exist at the Garden Island.

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