The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 18 new cases on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Today’s cases are all residents. Of the 18 new cases, four are children and 14 are adults. Four of the cases are related to travel – three mainland and one interisland. The remaining 14 cases are considered community-acquired. Ten of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or are tied to one of our active clusters. The remaining four community-acquired cases have no known source of infection, including one whom investigators have been unable to reach after repeated attempts or who has refused to provide information.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 116, with seven hospitalized, and 2,443 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 2,384 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 51 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Vaccinations are widely available to anyone 12 years of age or older. Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. 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 is currently available at Wilcox Medical Center, Līhu‘e Longs, Līhu‘e Safeway, Kaiser Permanente Līhu‘e Clinic, and Hoʽōla Lāhui clinics in Waimea and Kapa‘a.
The vaccine van can be requested to your business, event, or home by filling out the survey here or calling the Kaua‘i District Health Office at 808-241-3495.
The pop-up clinic and hospital van are open to everyone 12 and older. For details on the vaccination sites, click here.
Free testing is available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If there is a wait, you will receive a ticket with a time to return for your test. Arrive anytime the clinic is open to receive a timed ticket; no need to arrive early.
Additionally, 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, Kīlauea Neighborhood Center on Thursdays, Kalāheo Neighborhood Center on Fridays, Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturdays, and the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays. Testing performed at the Convention Hall and through the mobile testing van is rapid PCR. Same-day results are sent via email.
Free drive-thru testing is also available daily at Līhu‘e Pharmacy Group, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment, register online here or call 808-635-4968.
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, click here.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, click here.