9 new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, all residents, one child and eight adults.

Two of the cases are related to mainland travel. The remaining seven cases are considered community-acquired. Five of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining two community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

These cases bring the number of active cases to 73, with two hospitalized, and 2,507 cumulative cases.

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.

A 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 Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays.

Free drive-thru testing is available daily at the Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group, Kolopa Street near the Puhi Safeway, 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. Zchechuan October 13, 2021 1:34 am Reply

    I don’t think the state of Hawai’i is going to comply with the CDC any longer. First they have the loosening of restrictions for COVID-19, then they’ll have all normal activities back. Like parties and sports. And this will happen by next week. Not that I am paying attention to anything UH Manoa has. They’ll be bringing in fans to the stands 1000 of them. Just to watch football games and basketball games. Big deal. But that is where they are heading. I think the DOH is going to go through some things in the months ahead. Too much overload with patients. Something’s going to give.

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