Coronavirus Updates

2 Elderly Men Succumb to COVID-19

Posted February 9, 2022, 10:16 AM HST ·Updated February 9, 10:17 AM

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced two fatalities and 49 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

One fatality was in a male resident in his 70s who was hospitalized. The other fatality was a male resident in his 80s who was hospitalized. There are a total of 22 Kaua‘i COVID fatalities to date.

“We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of these residents,” said Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones at this time.”

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 330, with seven hospitalized, and 11,252 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 11,173 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 71 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. To view the dashboard, visit

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit

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

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

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

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.