COVID instances proceed climbing Tuesday

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LIHU’E – The Kaua’i District Health Department of the state’s Department of Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Of Tuesday’s cases, one is an adult visitor whose source of infection is mainland travel and who was diagnosed out of state, with the results reported upon arrival in Kaua’i. The other case is an adult resident whose source of infection was acquired by the community.

“Currently the Ministry of Health is monitoring an active cluster from a place of worship,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua’i District Health Officer. “With the help of the organization, we identified 10 cases from this cluster. The place of worship also informed all members of the revelation and asked them to be tested. “

All active cases are isolated, close contacts are identified, tests are offered and placed in quarantine. The investigation continues.

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 16, with 380 cases accumulated. Kaua’i’s cumulative case numbers include 337 confirmed locally, three probable, and 40 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere as they received their pre-trip test results after arriving on the island.

Free trials at the Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu’e are available on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Tests are also available through general practitioners, hospitals, and emergency clinics. Contact the provider for more information.

If you experience symptoms or feel sick, isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members, and avoid going out – including to work or school – unless you seek a test or medical care. Vaccinated people should still be tested if they think they have been exposed or feel sick.

Residents aged 18 and over are entitled to any vaccine available in pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in people 12 years and older, and appointments are available in hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.

Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including weekends and evenings, as well as pop-up vaccination options at community locations. Many vaccination centers accept walk-ins. For more information, see kauai.gov/vaccine. Anyone planning a trip can protect themselves and their families by getting a full vaccination before the trip.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, please visit hawaiicovid19.com.

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