The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 151, with eight hospitalized, and 11,566 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 11,487 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 71 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
“Due to correction of electronic laboratory result reporting lags, statewide numbers for Kaua‘i are higher each day than KDHO numbers,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “The KDHO received timely notification of these cases and completed case investigations in a timely fashion. These cases were already reported in the daily County press releases, as they were reported to KDHO.”
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 https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/current-situation-in-hawaii/.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For information about isolation and quarantine, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
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.
In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention COVID Testing Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21. The testing center will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 22.
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.