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Honolulu’s free COVID-19 testing site at airport extended through Aug. 21

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                                People stand in line to wait for COVID-19 testing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    People stand in line to wait for COVID-19 testing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday.

Honolulu County officials today said the Mobile Lab at the airport will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for all Oahu residents for another week, through Aug. 21, to meet the growing needs of the isle’s communities.

The demand for COVID testing has been high for the past few weeks, with long lines at the city’s Mobile Lab at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, as the delta variant continues to cause a surge in cases.

Today, the Hawaii Department of Health reported one new coronavirus-related death and 1,167 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, which include cases not reported earlier in the week due to an “interruption in service” in the state’s electronic lab reporting system.

The 3-day average of the daily number of coronavirus cases statewide from Wednesday to today, 2,188, comes out to 729 a day. The 7-day daily average of cases in Honolulu County is at 404, with the average positivity rate at 8.2%.

The lab is offering the PCR mid-turbinate test, which can provide results to participants within six hours.

All clients must pre-register under the city pre-paid section at city prepaid section online at oahucitypass.lumisight.com, and will then receive a QR code. Those who register will be required to bring a valid state ID displaying their Oahu address and zip code.

Also, a separate line is available for City and County of Honolulu workers, first responders, and kupuna ages 60 and older.

The city’s Mobile Lab, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is in the Diamond Head Tour Group Area just past baggage claim 31. The Mobile Lab is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including holidays.

The closest parking garage to the testing site is the Terminal 2 Parking Garage. Parking is not validated by the test site.

This testing program is made possible through an agreement with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i Consortium. City officials will evaluate the program weekly, and may extend availability beyond Aug. 21.

For more information, call 833-560-0997, email covidresponse@kidneyhi.org or visit kidneyhi.org/covid-19-testing-screening.

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