The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 171 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 945, with nine hospitalized, and 8,985 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 8,907 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 about new cases is available on the DOH COVID-19 data dashboard.
If you test positive for COVID, isolate at home and notify your close contacts and workplace or school.
Free vaccination is offered islandwide. Vaccinations are available to anyone 5 and older. They are safe and effective. For details about the vaccination sites, click here.
Free testing is also available islandwide.
Be advised 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.
For a full list of testing sites and additional details, click here.
Officials also remind the public that free COVID-19 home test kits will be distributed from Jan. 24-28 at various county neighborhood centers. For a distribution schedule and more details, click here and then click on the press release, “Free COVID home tests.”
For more information about the county’s COVID-19 response, click here.