KDHO: 7 new cases Thursday

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

All of these cases are residents, including three are children and four are adults.

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

Thursday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 109, with eight hospitalized. According to the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, as of Nov. 24, two are in the intensive care unit.

To date, the county has recorded 3,114 cumulative cases.

Free COVID-19 testing is available at the War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the convention hall will not have testing on Friday. It will reopen Monday, Nov. 29.

Mobile testing is available at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturday and at the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center on Sunday both from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Please contact those providers directly for more information.

For a full list of testing locations, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.

Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacy, hospital, and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 5 years of age and older, and is currently available at Wilcox Medical Center, Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), and Kaiser Permanente Lihu‘e Clinic.

A full list of vaccination locations can be found at kauai.gov/vaccine.

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