Coronavirus Updates

257 New Cases Identified on Kaua‘i

Posted January 20, 2022, 10:12 AM HST

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 257 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 814, with six hospitalized, and 8,283 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 8,205 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 70 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 here.

DOH case investigation and contact tracing:

Due to the high volume of cases, the Department of Health case investigators will generally contact you several days after you receive a positive test. With the shortened isolation period, in some instances, case investigators will not be able to reach you before the end of your isolation period. As soon as you receive a positive result, you should isolate at home and notify your close contacts and workplace or school. Do not wait to hear from a case investigator. Isolation and quarantine guidance are available at the DOH website.

For information about isolation and quarantine, visit the CDC’s website.

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 here.

Free testing is also available islandwide. For a full list of testing sites and more details, visit here.

Please note that the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention COVID Testing Center is no longer running out of tickets for testing by 9 a.m. Tests are available for the public. Upon arrival at the test center, you will receive an appointment time to return later in the day. Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis. You must wait until your ticketed time to be tested.

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.