Coronavirus Updates

Kaua‘i District Health Office Announces Fatality, 288 New COVID Cases Friday

Posted January 7, 2022, 2:23 PM HST

The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office on Friday announced a fatality and 288 new cases of COVID-19.

The fatality was a male resident in his 40s who was not hospitalized. There have been a total of 19 Kaua‘i COVID fatalities to date.

“Every fatality that we announce is heartbreaking, but this individual was someone I called a friend,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami. “There are no words that can fully express the grief we feel when someone we love passes. To his family, friends, co-workers and our entire community, our hearts and prayers are with you all.”

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 941, with six hospitalized, and 5,256 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 5,180 confirmed locally, eight probable and 68 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere – which includes one of today’s cases, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on the island.

More detailed information about new cases is available on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

For more information about the county’s COVID-19 response, click here.

If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself at home immediately and notify your close contacts.

Free vaccination is offered islandwide. Vaccinations are available to anyone 5 and older and are free, safe and effective. For details about the vaccination sites, click here.

Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, click here. Be advised that the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall testing center is limited to 500 tests per day, and the free mobile testing van is limited to 100 tests per day.

 
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