One new positive case of COVID-19 reported on Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office today reported one new positive case of COVID-19.

This brings Kaua‘i’s total number of active cases to one, and the cumulative total of cases to date is now 58.

The new case is a female resident who is currently in isolation. The source of her infection appears to be related to mainland travel, and the case has been in travel quarantine since her return to Kaua‘i.

The Department of Health completed its contact tracing investigation and all close contacts have been directed to quarantine and offered a test.

As a reminder, this virus is widespread in our state and it continues to be important for everyone to be careful on Kaua‘i – wear your masks, keep your distance, and avoid large gatherings.

2 deaths, 90 new cases

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported two new COVID-19 deaths on Oahu and 90 new coronavirus infections statewide, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 124 fatalities and 11,779 cases.

The new infection cases in Hawaii today included 81 on Oahu, five in Hawaii County, two in Maui County, and two residents diagnosed outside of the state.

The state’s official death toll as of today includes 99 on Oahu, 15 on Hawaii island, and nine on Maui, while one was a Kauai resident who died on the mainland.

Today’s total coronavirus cases by county since the start of the outbreak are 10,627 on Oahu, 677 in Hawaii County, 388 in Maui County, and 58 in Kauai County. There are also 30 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Two hospitalizations in the statewide count are Hawaii residents who were diagnosed and treated outside the state. Of the 779 hospitalizations in the state, 687 have been on Oahu, 52 on Maui, 37 on Hawaii island, and one on Kauai.

  1. Just 1 More September 24, 2020 10:43 pm Reply

    Wow, oh my goodness, I’d be scared if this wasn’t the same old scare tactic numbers repeated every day.

    Every truthful and intelligent immunology scientist, which does not include the medical people spiking their income with alleged Covid19 patients along with obvious false reporting of deaths caused by chronic degenerative end of life diseases they have been treating their patients for, for decades and decades, along with toxic lethal prescription drugs, that even TV ADS describe their lethal side effects and other complex side effects “needing” even more toxic prescription drugs…a vicious cycle ad nauseum, literally!

    The CDC, some weeks ago has already stated that 94% of people “accused” of dying from the virus instead died of their pre-existing end of life disease conditions they have been under the treatment and control of the medical profession for decades and being sold and taking 5 to 10 to 15 and more prescription drugs per day, and some additional over the counter drug medications.

    The vast majority of patients are not dying of the Covid19 virus, but the diseases they have been hoodwinked into taking prescription drugs for instead of being educated to become Well and Healthy and not require prolonged lifelong disease and drug treatments that bring on more diseases and more prescription drugs.

    How can people be so naive as to be diagnosed with a disease and offered only prescription drugs, and then months later all of a sudden have another disease and prescribed more prescription drugs and not see the pattern, especially when 3 then 4 diseases “occur” and the prescription drugs climb to 1 or more drugs per each new disease.

    What is the hilarity of ignorance is that New Covid19 virus cases are treated as the plague they are not. Every positive Covid19 case within 1-3 days in non-symptomatic patients means they have had sufficient antibody production to make that positive tested person immune to the virus, and the virus remnants detected have all been rendered inactive and cannot infect others.

    As well that positive case person is also a person who has become part of what we need to have, Herd Immunity. Meaning that the viruses that enter that positive tested person has that person undergo the automatic immune response of antibody Immune response making that person immune and being more of the people with Herd Immunity, and that Herd Immunity is because of their healthy immune systems and their abundance of active antibodies, and viruses entering their body are deactivated immediately; and if we can get enough Herd Immune people in Hawaii, in the world, then the viruses will all be deactivated, or killed off to use a metaphor, upon entering a Herd Immune healthy person. This makes the virus phase away until next season while they go to the southern hemisphere and infect people there until their needed cold weather returns to the northern hemisphere. Seasonal is a natural phenomena.

    So truth be told or not told, why don’t all these news articles state if the positive tested person needed hospitalization, or were they non-symptomatic and thus immune and part of needed positive tested Covid19 virus and have needed societal Herd Immunity.

    Holding back the truth, and for the people who die of typical end of life diseases while being treated with typical toxic and lethal end of life prescription drugs, why are hospitals allowed to get away with cause of death diagnoses that bring in huge money from insurance fraud billing. How do we as a society let our insurance rates be spiked while medical makes a mint on fake Covid19 causes of death, when the patient with end of life diseases dies like the millions of others with similar conditions. Would they blame the mosquito because if that mosquito bite is all they could find on a dead person saturated with end of life diseases and end of life prescription drugs.

    This whole outrageous ruse to scare people and then have them beg for a vaccine. It is amazing how dishonest it is to lie to children and scare them 1/2 to death, yet it is OK to lie to adults and scare them to death. People ignorant of viruses are scared to death of the viruses, yet they are more ignorant of manmade laboratory disease vaccines yet beg for a vaccine shot in both arms…and the vaccines made by the same pharmaceutical companies responsible for all the drugs on TV ADS, that all have speed spoken side effects, even lethal. And people take the risk and take those prescription drugs?

    What do the ignorant think of when they get 1 of the advertised side effects. What do they think when they get the whole list of side effects, and can tell they are dying. Do they feel shame for abandoning their families for a bad drug with worse warnings, or do they feel stupidity for allowing the medics from getting them on the prescription drugs in the first place.

    We are doing well as a statewide community when we have spikes in positive cases, which for every non hospital case means the person tested has a good immune system and plenty antibodies, is healthy and not contagious after approximately 3 days of having and deactivating all the viruses.

    And you know why we can depend on our nervous system to coordinate the immune system’s attack against all the viruses, is because humans are vertebrates, and all vertebrates (think Fins, Feathers, Feet, and Faces) have immune systems. Vertebrates have been perfecting immunity, deactivating bad viruses and bad bacteria, protecting all vertebrates’ internal environments from the external environment; and doing this successfully in the earlier vertebrates for 550 million years. Quite a track record to rely on instead of being scared to death.

    Worldwide Scare Tactics, would it be any other way, Medical Care makes money on disease, not on Health.

    Why don’t we pay Medical Care to keep us healthy, though where would that leave the pharmaceutical industry without their salesmen and saleswomen dressed in their white coats and wearing those silly hoses around their necks.

    This whole Covid19 virus scare is a wake up call to being aware of being tricked into a rush order at warp speed injection of a manmade disease vaccine.

    But it is also a wake up call to those grossly obese in our community, as obese is the precondition to diabetes, heart and stroke disease, and later cancers and Alzheimer’s. As well as the regular chronic degenerative disease sick people on prescription drugs.

    Junk food restaurants and super market snack stores, and all the chemicals in and in almost all food and in the and in the air, water, and land, and livestock, how can people beat the corporate beast plagueing people with all preventable diseases, burdened further by the Prescription drugs made of all chemicals.

    There’s nowhere to hide we gotta face the music and right the wrong. Turn over a new leaf !

    Positive tested cases are good for us as they have immunity and become part of Herd Immunity.

    Don’t hold your breath as neither Trump or Pence, nor Harris and Biden have mentioned a single word about going with Wellness and Health, the public is so deep in the rut they are begging always for Disease Care, you have to have a Disease before you get Care.

    Isn’t that the definition of STUPIDITY !!!

    Alert…! There are very few people with Covid19 virus immunity due to very little exposure and natural immune response, thus very little Herd Immunity. clearly we can blame this virus immune nudity or lack of immunity on the very effective measures that have locked down our community and has killed off a majority of small business, and at what point do we reach the point of no return, when it has become too late.

    Will the Governor and Mayors of Hawaii step up to tell us who ill advised them, certainly these leaders couldn’t do this community ruination as well as very little immunity for it…all by themselves !

    Beware the next wave when we have been left without natural healthy immunity. Who will take the blame then, or will we get new spins on the same deception.

    God help us….!

    1. david presley September 25, 2020 5:53 pm Reply

      Just 1 More,
      You are the worst. The worst humanity has to offer our planet and our society. Herd immunity would mean MILLIONS of DEAD Americans. Get an education! Millions dead! There are already more than 200,000 dead Americans! Pull your head out of the sand!

      1. Just 1 More September 26, 2020 10:10 am Reply

        Mahalo Dave, apologies for lengthy comment, it’s because i’m trying to get an important point across, however i just don’t have time to reread and edit for fine tune clarity.

        Anyway it appears you missed the points made about immunity and it’s greater concept Herd Immunity.

        Other than a dictionary for a brief definition, we can only encourage you to take a few college semesters in a medical school with a PhD Immunology professor. The might clear up your misunderstanding.

        But you do have what the societal controllers do want in you, which of course is FEAR.

        Fear is an emotional conditioned response to the Unknown. Some Fear the virus, some don’t, but Fear the Vaccine. Some fear the economic future impacting our island, if not the state, country, perhaps the world.

        Everywhere you read or hear about worldwide large amounts of businesses are closed due to this one seasonal virus, the reporting of which, the virus, appears to many to be blown out of proportion.

        Corporate Disease Care disguised as HELLth Care, oh sorry, a misspelling; has a whole profession of medical people reduced to prescription drug sales middle men for the Pharmaceutical Industry, instead of physician teachers that educated people and walked them through the one on one education of actually getting people well from sickness and disease, you know making them well again.

        There’s 2 opposing ways to look at the of the Pharmaceutical Industry. The first is to look at the fact that Big Pharm has 80% of the American Public on 1 or more prescription drugs a day, and some are on 10 to 15. My first question for you is to ask yourself, if you are over 30, is, how many prescription drugs a day do you take? Are you in the 80? If you are in the 80%, you are not only in the majority, but also for each long term prescription drug you take Mahalo Dave, apologies for lengthy comment, it’s because i’m trying to get an important point across, however i just don’t have time to reread and edit for fine tune clarity.

        Anyway it appears you missed the points made about immunity and it’s greater concept Herd Immunity.

        Other than a dictionary for a brief definition, we can only encourage you to take a few college semesters in a medical school with a PhD Immunology professor. The might clear up your misunderstanding.

        But you do have what the societal controllers do want in you, which of course is FEAR.

        Fear is an emotional conditioned response to the Unknown. Some Fear the virus, some don’t, but Fear the Vaccine. Some fear the economic future impacting our island, if not the state, country, perhaps the world.

        Everywhere you read or hear about worldwide large amounts of businesses are closed due to this one seasonal virus, the reporting of which, the virus, appears to many to be blown out of proportion.

        Corporate Disease Care disguised as HELLth Care, oh sorry, a misspelling; has a whole profession of medical people reduced to prescription drug sales middle men for the Pharmaceutical Industry, instead of being physician teachers that educate people and walk them through the one on one education of actually getting people well from sickness and disease, you know making them whole again, living without petrochemicals that make up most the prescription drugs from the source, as well as the petrochemicals in our foods, and on food while on our farms. Of course being petrochemicals they are carcinogenic, “have another spoonful”.

        There’s 2 opposing ways to look at the success of the Big Pharma Industry. The first way is to ask youself, if you are over 30, how many prescription drugs do you take a day? If zero, you are doing well, literally. But if you are taking 1 or more prescription drugs a day, then by virtue of the predicament you are in, you are not well, and you are sick.

        If 80% of the American (and you wonder how many in the modernized world) public is on 1 or more prescription drugs a day, then we have a sick nation, a weak nation, a suffering nation, We have Herd Sickness.

        The other way to look at success of Big Pharma, is their profits for themselves and their stockholders. Apparently they are not hurting. In fact the sicker Americans get, if not you, certainly people you know are prescription drug sick, prescription drugs are toxins you know, and always create unhealthy side effects, as well as wanted symptom masking side effects. But the sicker America gets the more wealthier Big Pharma gets.

        We live in a Capitalistic, profit driven, society. Nothing wrong with that. The more you work the more you get. For individuals and corporations to profit in, e.g., the Transportation Industry we need more and better roads, and trains, planes, trucks, and cars. More is better.

        But in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry, more care and better equipment relies on people being sick. What kind of motive is that? More income, massive income, dependent on more and more sick people? Who is Big Brother really looking out for? You as a Healthy individual, or you as a statistic to feed massive profits for the Pharmaceutical and Medical professionals.

        Some doctors are paid $5,000 for a simple quick pain killer injection, every 2 weeks in the same patient. Some doctors are paid over $600,000 a year, prescribing drugs and/or removing your body parts.

        All that income requires sick people. But what if people were educated to be and stay healthy as children, educated preschool through high school. Being healthy requires knowledge.

        Apparently people do not know and need to be educated that fast, junk, processed, sugared, and chemicals in the food, snacks, and drinks is not healthy, no matter how you color, flavor, or package it.

        Most states, if not all, sell their natural resources, whether it be coal, or banking, or agriculture, or forestry, or skyscrapers for commerce, and a host of other natural resources.

        We know that safe, warm, tropical, beautiful views and scenery, adventurous activities, and white sandy beaches and lagoons with swimming and surfing is healthy. Thus Hawaii sells its only natural resource, Health.

        So disease comes along, every year, every where, and instead of promoting health in Hawaii, and in the case of Covid19 virus, We shut down Health as an experience, and the reasons are obvious, Fesr of Spread of the virus.

        There are 3 categories about Covid19 virus:

        Catelgory 1. About 98% of the people who contract Covid19 viruses, have Zero to Mild Symptoms, and that is because they are healthy enough to produce enough of their own natural antibodies against the virus. That fact should be investigated or studied more to have this “condition” be shared by more, or every person, for the purpose of more Health and Safety. Can we ask for 100%?

        Category 2. Roughly of the 2% who contract the virus, how many are in need of hospitalization and have chronic degenerative end of life diseases and daily use of end of life prescription drugs. These are the Pre-Existing Conditions that make it more difficult for victims of Covid19 virus to effectively deactivate the virus, because their immune systems are overburdened by the pre-existing conditions.

        End of life diseases start for too many people when they are infants, children, teens, and young adults being fed the beginning end of life foods that start to accumulate over time in years and decades resulting in the long term prescription drug dosages starting often when people are over 30. More investigation needs to be done to replace this avoidable disease process with healthy life processes so that preexisting conditions are not a factor in cause of o our “, and the absence of pre-existing conditions allows people to handle the virus resulting in survival.
        Category 3. Since only 6% of the people are dying because of the virus, to date, 9-26-20, There are 12,000 dead; that is too many, while 188,000 are dead from th veir pre-existing conditions. Why does the media not report this obviousdcqr fact reinforced by the CDC.

        Whether pre existing conditions or the virus itself as killers, it appears that the internal strength or health of the individual is the deciding factor when contracting the Covid19 virus, or any virus or bacteria for that matter, as to whether the individual lives or dies, and as to whether the individual’s immune system produces enough bio-identical virus matching natural antibodies to deactivate all the virus the individual is infected by.

        Thus the Health side of investigation would be best beneficial to ascertain why some have no symptoms or mild ones, and why some get sick needing hospitalization, why some die of their pre-existing conditions and some manage to die form the Covid19 virus, or any other virus.

        The problem needs looking at from the Health side, that is what prevents pr-existing conditions, prevents need for prescription drugs, prevents dying from virus, and prevents why 400,000 American walk into hospitals and are dead in 1 or few days from medical error. While that is less than 70 people per hospital per year, it is too many if you are one of the victims.

        People must choose to take the risk of working on Disease or working in their Health which needs to be daily, which has been been often repeated by many in the comments as to Food and Lifestyle education and performance. I like the one about SWARE every day. SUN, WATER, AIR, REST, EXERCISE.
        Eat only live fresh natural unprocessed food, with no chemical additives or sugars, which are a good start to anyone’s Health Regimen.

        Some people say manmade chemicals are what makes you live longer, manmade chemicals are mostly petrochemicals and are cancer causing, cancer is known to not make you live longer.

        1. david presley September 26, 2020 9:09 pm Reply

          That was a great speech. Try it in the town square next time. You failed to mention the 200,000 dead Americans. Easy to skip over in your lunacy, I’m sure.

      2. Bill J September 26, 2020 3:22 pm Reply

        Anyone who watches TV or believes what “leaders” say, their IQ goes down and they become detached from what God created.

        1. JK September 27, 2020 6:14 am Reply

          Sorry, you left context out… What was it that this guy named God created?

  2. Everythingisawesome September 25, 2020 6:16 am Reply

    This conversation with my non-existant 4YO didn’t just happen…

    S: Mommy, why are you wearing a mask at Costoe?
    M: Because, Sweetie, there a sickness, like a cough, that some people are getting. Masks stop the sick from going from person to person.
    S: The mask keeps the sick out of you?
    M: It might help for that. But, the real reason we wear a mask is because it keeps the sick person from giving the sick to someone else. If someone has the sick it can come out of their mouth when they talk or breathe.
    S: Do you have the sick, Mommy?
    M: I don’t know if I have the sick. They say you can have the sick and not know it, and end up giving it to others. It’s called ‘science’.
    S: You might give the sick to somebody at Costoe with your breath if you don’t wear a mask?
    M: That’s right, sweetie. And I don’t want to give the sick to somebody I don’t know.
    S: Can I get the sick?
    M: Anybody can get the sick. Even us! But I think we are safe at Costco because all the big people have their masks on and we aren’t next to each other for very long.
    S: Mommy, if you had the sick and didn’t know it, could I get the sick from you when we’re at home on the couch watching Yo Gabba Gabba, and you don’t wear your mask?
    M: ….

    1. Everythingisstrawman September 26, 2020 2:08 pm Reply

      Your made up example relies on someone not being able to discuss things with a child? And so you’re willing to potentially endanger others?

      Let’s try this one:

      M: Whew boy! So glad I just ran all of my errands without having to wear that stinking mask!
      s: Mommy, this mail just arrived saying you were contact traced to someone who came back from the mainland and shopped at Costco while infected a couple of days ago. Says that they were standing in line with you waiting to pay and neither of you wore masks. Mommy, how many people have you seen since then without your mask on?

      1. Perl Izumi September 26, 2020 4:14 pm Reply

        Lighten up, “everything is strawman”

        1. Everythingisstrawman September 27, 2020 6:15 am Reply

          Lighten up about what?

      2. Everythingisawesome September 27, 2020 8:23 am Reply

        Since you can’t logic your way out of a wet paper bag, I’ll be more blunt and far less entertaining:

        You won’t catch COVID standing next to someone at Costco for 3 minutes, even if they are infected. You will, however, catch it or give it to people in your household. No more virute points earned for wearing your mask where it isn’t needed or effective. A true virtue signal is to wear your mask at home.

        Stay tuned. I’ll try to have another mind-bender for you later this week. Brush up on how vacuum cleaners work so you’ll be prepared.

        1. Everythingisstrawman September 28, 2020 6:39 am Reply

          Well, you CAN catch a virus from standing next to someone who has it for only 3 minutes. It’s more likely the longer you stay there, true. It’s also more likely when you’re not masked.

          What is it with you people who can’t fathom that you should not be able to risk my life or health? Wear a mask.

  3. the horror September 25, 2020 8:18 am Reply

    a positive case!! OMG, shut it all down, NOW!
    only 98% of us will make it thru this

  4. Lois September 25, 2020 8:22 am Reply

    Hopefully, she really was in self-quarantine. Some are getting complacent or are not taking isolation protocols seriously. Let’s not be like O’ahu. Details, like what flight and where she traveled would be helpful.

    1. Bill J September 26, 2020 3:23 pm Reply

      Most people aren’t taking this mischief seriously.

  5. Rachael Laudiero September 25, 2020 8:25 am Reply

    Please don’t do away with the two week quarantine. You could drive a truck through the loopholes of the pre-travel test program and the resort bubble idea. With the coming flu season and Covid combined, isn’t it better to wait until after the New Year to invite potential carriers to this small island? No one wants another lockdown.

  6. RG DeSoto September 25, 2020 8:38 am Reply

    Quit whining about cases, cases, cases. Its the fatality rate that is important:

    “Consider, for example, the infection fatality rate, which is the portion of people who die after catching the disease. In early March, the World Health Organization announced that “about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died” and that “by comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.” This 3.4% figure was widely reported, and many media outlets criticized those saying, “…the 3.4% is really a false number,” and “…is most likely under 1%.”

    As it turned out, this was correct, and the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford now estimates that the infection fatality rate for C-19 is “somewhere between 0.1% and 0.41%.” This is well below 1%, just as surmised, and within range of the flu’s infection fatality rate of 0.15%. So even if C-19 deaths are overcounted by 25%, and this exaggerates the fatality rates by the same amount, they would still be 0.1% to 0.3%—or practically unchanged.

    Likewise, the CDC’s current best estimates for the infection fatality rate range from 0.003% for people aged 0–19 to 5.4% for people aged 70 and above. Again, a 25% change in these figures would leave them in the same ballpark.

    Thus, debates over the death count are a distraction from more informative measures like the odds of dying from C-19 for those who catch it. In this case, the highly publicized figure of 3.4% proved to be off by about a factor of 10. That is a major factor that truly informs the big picture.

    From an even broader perspective, the most comprehensive available measure of the threat posed by COVID-19 is the total years of life that it will rob from all people who were alive at the outset of 2020. This crucial measure accounts for the facts that:

    there is a material difference between a malady that kills a 20-year-old in the prime of her life and one that kills a 90-year-old who would have otherwise died a month later.
    COVID-19 is unlikely to have an ongoing high death toll because the virus that causes it mutates much less substantially than that of the flu and other contagious diseases. Thus, it is far less likely to keep taking lives in the face of acquired immunity and vaccines.”

    So time to quit cowering in fear and live your life as it should be lived…enjoying your God-given liberty.

    RG DeSoto

  7. DrJim September 25, 2020 10:03 am Reply

    And this is why we have the quarantine. It worked.

  8. rk669 September 25, 2020 10:50 am Reply

    Proverbs 14:15
    The Simple Believe Anything, the Prudent mind their Steps!
    Wise Up! Being Gullible is not an Atribute!

  9. John September 25, 2020 12:39 pm Reply

    I’m still dumbfounded that Kawakami wants to open Kauai back up to tourism. His “resort bubbles” are death waiting to happen. All in the name of the all-mighty dollar.

    How corrupt are our leadership that they are so brazenly willing to let the hotels and airlines dictate when and how Kauai should reopen?

    Someone needs to launch a class-action lawsuit/injunction against Kawakami’s plan, and maybe also a petition to kick him out of office.

    Close Kauai’s airports, open our schools!!!

  10. CommonSenseish September 25, 2020 4:22 pm Reply

    Travel Related – Thank you Captain Obvious. Can we just get over this COVID stuff already and get back to life? Last time I checked OUT OF ONLT THE PEOPLE THAT GOT INFECTED .003 % have died…. .003% …..

    1. Citation needed September 28, 2020 6:41 am Reply

      I can’t find a legitimate source for anything like that number. Not even a mostly credible one.

  11. Dr. Jim September 26, 2020 6:22 am Reply


    Where do you get your numbers from? Johns Hopkins University, which is 1 of the premier medical schools in the world, is been tracking this from the outset.

    The numbers for the US demonstrate that 2.9% of the people confirmed with a coronavirus infection will die. They also demonstrate that .062% of the entire (infected and uninfected) population, despite measures that have already been taken, will die from coronavirus. These numbers mean very different things, and I think it’s important to understand the meaning of the numbers that you are quoting to keep things in proper perspective.

    The numbers that the CDC reports are very similar to Johns Hopkins.

    My politics do not influence the interpretation of science. Hopefully yours will not either. I will fully acknowledge that there are real costs and real impacts on people’s lives by extending quarantine measures.

  12. Kapahistrain September 26, 2020 1:08 pm Reply

    Only .003%???? In that .003% is someone’s mother. Someone’s father. Or even a child. Just because the percentage is low does that mean those lives don’t matter? That we shouldn’t do what we can to get the percent to ZERO?????

  13. KJ September 26, 2020 8:23 pm Reply

    ONE new case with in the past 4-6 weeks, that’s enough for our household to up our game and then double down on all PPE protocols. Kauai had the shared trauma and tragedy of Iniki in ’92. I believe that common event has the people from this Island understanding that working together, following the rules and helping each other can keep the county safer and saner. So, let’s all
    1: wear our masks
    2: wash hands
    3: maintain 6 ft. social distancing.
    4: be aware and kind to one another.
    A common tragedy can teach us how to be better people in the here and now.
    Why chance ’em?

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