LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
All of the cases announced Tuesday are residents, including eight children and 20 adults.
One of the cases is related to mainland travel, while the remaining 27 cases are considered community-acquired. Twenty-two of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to an active cluster. The remaining five cases have no known source of infection.
As of yesterday, the county had 110 active cases, with 12 hospitalized.
To date, the county has recorded 3,188 cumulative cases.
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. A free, mobile-testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays. A list of free testing locations and hours can be found at kauai.gov/COVIDtest.
The Wilcox Medical Center pediatric clinic is open Thursday for vaccinations. Appointments are required. Visit wilcoxhealth.org/vaccine. The clinic for children ages 5 to 11 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea is open Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted at KVMH and no appointments are needed. Kaiser Permanente’s Lihu‘e Clinic accepts walk-ins or advance appointments for vaccinations for everyone 5 and up. Appointments are available at kp.org.
All adults are now eligible for booster doses of vaccines.
A list of vaccination locations and hours can be found at kauai.gov/vaccine.