Kaua‘i Tallies 11 New COVID Cases Wednesday
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 30.
The cases are nine residents and two visitors. The source of infection for four of the cases is mainland travel. The remaining seven are considered community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation and close contacts are being identified, offered testing, and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
“We are seeing a significant increase in cases on the island. These cases reflect increased community transmission primarily among unvaccinated residents,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “Vaccination is more important now than ever — it is our strongest tool for controlling community spread. If you haven’t been vaccinated, please consider doing so today.”
In response to a community request for easier access to testing, the Department of Health and the County of Kaua‘i will be offering free testing in Hanalei on Friday, July 2. Further details will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 23, with 412 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 368 confirmed locally, three probable, and 41 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Contact those providers directly for more information. For more details, visit https://www.kauai.gov/covidtest.
If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members, and not go out – including to work or school – unless you are seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe they may have been exposed or if they feel sick.
Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacy, hospital, and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.
Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings and pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. For details, visit www.kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.