The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 67, with six hospitalized, and 11,776 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 11,695 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 73 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere.
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.
DOH case investigation and contact tracing:
The Department of Health case investigators will generally contact you within a day or two of receiving your positive test result. 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. 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.