23 New Cases Reported on Kaua‘i
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 9.
“Today’s count includes cases from a workplace outbreak in a food supplier,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Health Officer. “Investigation of this cluster is ongoing.”
Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to 51, with three hospitalized, and 12,002 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 11,921 confirmed locally, eight probable, and 73 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 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. Isolation and quarantine guidance are available at the DOH website: Home-Isolation-and-Quarantine-Guidance.pdf (hawaii.gov).
For information about isolation and quarantine, visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
Vaccine and Testing:
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.