KDHO: 8 new cases Wednesday

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

These cases are all adult residents. Four of the cases are related to travel – three mainland and one interisland. The remaining four cases are considered community-acquired. Two of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining two community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 67, with two hospitalized, and 2,515 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 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.

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