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COVID cases are on the decline in Hawaii, but Kauai is the exception

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 11:23 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - COVID cases are on the decline across much of the state, but Kauai is the exception.

The island said 11 COVID patients are hospitalized there ― the county’s highest number since the start of the pandemic.

And despite case counts dropping in other counties, Kauai’s daily case average is up 45% over the last two weeks. Statewide, COVID infections are down nearly 20% over the same period.

Kauai is seeing a daily average of 18 cases. It also has a 4.1% positivity rate ― the highest of all counties.

The vaccination rate on Kauai stands at 67%, the same as Hawaii Island. Oahu has the highest vaccination rate at 74%.

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