Seven new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Sunday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i Sunday, all adult residents.

One of the cases is related to mainland travel. The remaining six cases are considered community-acquired.

Three of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining three cases have no known source of infection, including two whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.

Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 75, with three hospitalized, and 2,618 cumulative cases.

The DOH continues to stress that vaccination is the most important action to take to slow and prevent spread of the disease on the island. Vaccines are free, safe, effective, and available at many locations including hospitals, pharmacies and clinics, the DOH said in a press release.

The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, 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 reserved to come to a business, event or home by filling out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CBQCWY7 or calling the 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, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays.

Testing is also available through primary-care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics. For more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.

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