Thursday, May 19, 2022 |
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LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 245 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 941, with eight hospitalized, and 7,267 cumulative cases.
More detailed information on new cases is available on the DOH COVID-19 data dashboard, health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.
Due to the high volume of cases, DOH case investigators will likely make contact with positive cases several days after the positive test.
With the shortened isolation period, in some instances case investigators will not be able to reach positive cases before the end of isolation periods.
All testing positive should immediately isolate at home and notify close contacts, workplaces and schools as approriate, and not wait for a DOH contact tracer to make contact. Isolation and quarantine guidance are available at the DOH website, health.hawaii.gov, and look for the document Home-Isolation-and-Quarantine-Guidance.pdf.
For information about isolation and quarantine, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
Free vaccination is offered islandwide. Vaccinations are available to anyone 5 years of age or older and are free, safe and effective. For details on the vaccination sites, visit kauai.gov/vaccine.
Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
Even with today’s federal, state and county holiday, the Lihu‘e Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing center is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It still operates on a ticketing system, with tickets handed out beginning at 8 a.m., and a limit of 500 tests per day.
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