KDHO: 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported Oct. 26

LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, one visitor and 17 residents.

Of the 18 new cases, two are children and 16 are adults.

Two of the cases are related to mainland travel, while the remaining 16 cases are considered community-acquired. Eight of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining eight cases have no known source of infection, including two cases investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who have refused to provide information.

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 88, with three hospitalized. To date, the county has counted a total of 2,646 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 free mobile testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center today, and every Wednesday, 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 also available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group on 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.

The Wilcox Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday for anyone ages 12 and older. Appointments are required for third doses. Walk-ins are welcome for first doses.

This week, mobile vaccine clinics are available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center on Thursday, the Hanapepe Recreation Center on Friday and the Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturday.

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