Coronavirus Updates

2 COVID-Related Deaths Reported on Kaua‘i

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced two fatalities and 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 18.

One fatality was a male resident in his 60s who was hospitalized. The second fatality was a female resident in her 70s who was hospitalized. Kaua‘i has a total of 26 COVID fatalities to date.

“It’s with a heavy heart to announce two more fatalities from COVID-19. We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of these individuals,” said Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami. “We are also grateful to our healthcare workers who have been at the forefront in response to this disease, and who continue to provide excellent care for our entire community. We thank you for your service, compassion, and aloha.”

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 147, with 3 hospitalized, and 11,687 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 11,607 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 72 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere – which includes one of today’s cases, 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

In observance of Presidents Day, 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.

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