Record-high 175 COVID-19 cases Wednesday on Kaua‘i

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    New traffic advisory signs appear Wednesday in attempts to alleviate the congestion at the Lihu‘e Pharmacy COVID-19 test site in the parking lot in back of the Target store near Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    St. Catherine School instructor Chris Harm administers his COVID-19 test with the help of Faith Mendoza of Lihu‘e Pharmacy Wednesday at the test site in the parking lot in back of the Target store near Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. Harm, needing to test following his trip to Guatemala to build a house, spent his nearly two-hour wait helping the Lihu‘e Pharmacy testers direct traffic.

LIHU‘E — Wednesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 175 new cases of COVID-19, another single-day-high case-count day.

This brings the county’s active-case count to 623, with seven hospitalized.

To date, the county has recorded 4,728 cumulative cases.

Vaccines for those ages 5 to 11 are available at Walmart, Longs Drugs at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e and Kaiser Permanente.

The Kaua‘i Mobile Vaccine Clinic through the County of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation and Wilcox Health is at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center from 1 to 5 p.m. today.

Mobile-vaccine clinics for those 5 and older are available at Kanuikapono Public Charter School in Anahola and the Kekaha Neighborhood Center Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Walk-ins are accepted, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Vaccine locations can be found at

The Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for testing. Appointments for free drive-thru testing at Lihu‘e Pharmacy be made at Testing locations can be found at

  1. Kauaidoug January 6, 2022 7:41 am Reply

    Glad I’m vaccinated!

    1. Jon January 6, 2022 6:05 pm Reply

      If I had three shots for smallpox in 9months and then I got smallpox, Id have some real questions…

      Good luck Doug… Because luck is really all you have…

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