LIHU’E – The state health ministry’s Kaua’i District Health Unit reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
These cases are all residents – six adults and four children. The source of infection for one case is travel to the mainland. The other nine are taken for granted by the community. The majority of Friday’s cases are in close contact with previously reported cases.
All active cases are isolated and close contacts are identified, tests proposed and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing.
In response to the number of cases, free testing at the Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu’e is available on Monday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free tests are regularly open in the convention hall on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The tests are also available from primary care physicians, hospitals, and emergency care clinics. Contact the providers directly for more information. For more details, visit kauai.gov/covidtest.
Friday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 37, with one hospitalized, and 429 cumulative cases. Kaua’i’s cumulative case count includes 385 locally confirmed cases, three probable cases and 41 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on the island.