The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 251 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 8.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 1,070, with six hospitalized, and 5,507 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 5,431 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 68 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, 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.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.
DOH case investigation and contact tracing:
Due to the high volume of cases, it may take the Department of Health case investigators 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. If you are a close contact, quarantine yourself at home and get tested. 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 is 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.
Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, visit www.kauai.gov/covidtest. Please note that 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.