The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 623, with seven hospitalized, and 4,728 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 4,654 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 66 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere – which includes three of today’s cases, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
More detailed information on new cases is available on the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard. To view the dashboard, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.
DOH contact tracing:
Due to the high volume of cases, it may take the Department of Health case investigators and contact tracers a few days to contact you after you’ve received a positive test.
If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself at home immediately and notify your close contacts. For more information and guidance for COVID-19 cases and close contacts, visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Summary-Guidance-for-COVID-19-Cases-and-Contacts.pdf.
Vaccine and Testing:
Free vaccination and testing are 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 www.kauai.gov/vaccine. For a list of testing sites and more details, visit www.kauai.gov/covidtest.