Kaua‘i sees 28 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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.

  1. Bill Armson December 1, 2021 5:17 am Reply

    I would be very interested to see how many of the new cases have been vaccinated and have had “Boosters”. With over 70% Kauai residents on the Fully Vaccinated list, I am surprised with the new numbers being reported.

    1. tunataxi December 1, 2021 10:22 am Reply

      30% arenʻt vaccinated population roughly 70,000 thatʻs around 20,000 to catch covid unvaxed

    2. joy Lee December 1, 2021 3:06 pm Reply

      I’m with you Bill, many papers that I follow regularly from other states list how many of the new cases are vaccinated and how many are not. I don’t understand why this isn’t included in the story. To me it’s a very important part of the story.

    3. upper Kapahi resident December 1, 2021 8:54 pm Reply

      In September 2021, unvaccinated persons had 5.8x the risk of testing positive and 14x the risk of dying compared to fully vaccinated persons. This is per CDC data posted November 22, reflecting cases and deaths with a positive specimen collection date through October 2, 2021. Their data is from available state reporting, by 20 states making such data available, and covering 36% of the US population. Hawaiʻi is not among states reporting this data. See https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#rates-by-vaccine-status. Kauaʻi specific data on breakthrough cases is not being made available that I’ve seen, but there is no reason to suspect it differs significantly from the CDC dataset.

      The vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection. They are highly effective at preventing severe cases and death.

  2. Adam rapozo December 1, 2021 9:44 pm Reply

    Australia got it. They are not allowed to enter or leave without a vaccination.

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