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.