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LIHU‘E — Tuesday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 18 new cases of COVID-19.
DOH Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman clarified that a lag in number-reporting creates differing state-reported numbers compared to those released daily by her office.
“Due to correction of electronic laboratory-result-reporting lags, statewide numbers for Kaua‘i are higher each day than KDHO numbers,” Berreman said.
For example, on Thursday the DOH reported 294 new COVID-19 infections statewide, with four attributed to Kaua‘i.
“The KDHO received timely notification of these cases and completed case investigations in a timely fashion,” Berreman said. “These cases were already reported in the daily county press releases, as they were reported to KDHO.”
As of Thursday, there were 151 active, recorded cases, with eight hospitalized. According to the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, two are in the intensive-care unit.
To date, the county has recorded 11,566 cumulative cases.
A free testing site at Kaua‘i War Memorial Conventional Hall in Lihu‘e is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, this testing center will be closed on Feb. 21 and will reopen Feb. 22.
A mobile van offering free rapid PCR COVID-19 tests is at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A maximum of 100 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free drive-up testing is also available through Lihu‘e Pharmacy by appointment, by visiting alohaclear.com.
For a full list of testing locations, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
On Thursday, a mobile vaccine van will be open for walk-ins at the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center from 1 to 5 p.m. for those aged 12 and older.
For a complete list of vaccine locations, see kauai.gov/vaccine.
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