2 new cases reported Sunday

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i starts the month of November with two new positive cases being reported by the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Sunday.

Both individuals testing positive were close contacts identified through contact-tracing efforts related to other active cases on the island. The cases were already under quarantine.

One of the individuals is a male visitor, and the other is a female resident.

DOH contact-tracing efforts are continuing, but DOH officials are not expecting many additional contacts to be identified since the affected individuals were already under health-directed quarantine.

The two cases reported Sunday bring the Kaua‘i total to six active cases. The Garden Island has a cumulative case count of 66, and one probable case.

On Sunday, the DOH reported 83 new positive cases in the state — 26 on the Big Island, one on Kaua‘i, 53 on O‘ahu, and three out of state.

This brings the state total to 15,154 cases.

A total of 533,672 tests have been performed.

Post-travel testing is available to both residents and visitors who traveled to Kaua‘i from the mainland and participated in the state’s Safe Travel Program.

Testing — for residents at the Kaua‘i War Me morial Convention Hall, and for visitors at the American Medical Response offices behind Pizza Hut in Lihu‘e — is available no sooner than 72 hours following arrival on the island, and up to 14 days after arrival. For best results, the preferred time is between five to seven days following arrival.

Many travelers are not on the island for that long, and in those cases a test three days after arrival is encouraged.

For more information on the post-travel testing program, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases, or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.

8 Comments
  1. Lizzy November 2, 2020 8:45 am Reply

    What did we think was going to happen?
    Of course tourism over lives.
    Yes that tourism for sure is more important than people’s lives and the island


    1. huh? November 2, 2020 3:05 pm Reply

      you equate two cases (which may be false-positives), to widespread, certain death?


  2. Paulo November 2, 2020 10:39 am Reply

    “The two cases reported Sunday bring the Kaua‘i total to six active cases. The Garden Island has a cumulative case count of 66, and one probable case.

    On Sunday, the DOH reported 83 new positive cases in the state — 26 on the Big Island, one on Kaua‘i, 53 on O‘ahu, and three out of state.”

    Why would the DOH say one case was reported on Kauai as of Sunday, when it says above that 2 cases were reported Sunday? Probably there is an explanation but we didn’t get one in this article.


  3. John November 2, 2020 11:35 am Reply

    Let the community contagion begin!!!
    Mahalo to Derek Kawakami for selling out his own people to Big Tourism. We won’t forget this!


    1. "Big Tourism?" November 2, 2020 3:04 pm Reply

      i think you meant to say “the industry that employs many of your friends and 40% of Kauai”
      Not sure why all you elite, rich folks are so hateful of those of us who have to work.


  4. Juan Tew November 2, 2020 10:32 pm Reply

    More POSITIVE Covid19 cases?

    That means all those positive cases since the pandemic began, and all those people who after 2 weeks of becoming infected, are now, if they have been positive for at least 2 weeks, it means those people now have personal immunity, which means all the virus in their body are deactivated, and any new future incoming Covid19 virus cannot survive in their body because those people have enormous numbers of leftover antibodies ready to attack any new virus immediately entering a positive case Covid19.

    Leftover antibodies produced during the initial immune response time and natural antibody production, those antibodies are what is called immunity.

    And as well, those positive cases are no longer contagious because they have NO active virus to spread to others.

    Bottom line as to all the positive cases in America, even the world, is that all those people have immunity, they are over the flu of the Covid19, they are not dead or hospitalized, they are out there in their communities living normal lives, and they cannot spread the Covid19 virus.

    To end the Pandemic, it is best that all people become Covid19 positive, develop immunity, and cannot spread the virus to others.


  5. Juan Tew November 2, 2020 11:05 pm Reply

    it’s about time people are able to discern between pseudo science and scientifically what happens in the chain of events of the immune system leading to immunity and no contagion or spread

    More POSITIVE Covid19 cases on Kauai and really Hawaii, USA, and the World.

    That means, all those positive cases since the pandemic began, and all those people who after 2 weeks of becoming infected, are now, if they have been positive for at least 2 weeks, it means those people now have personal immunity, which means all the virus in their body are deactivated, and any new future incoming Covid19 virus cannot survive in their body because those people have enormous numbers of leftover antibodies ready to attack any new virus immediately entering a positive case Covid19 person.

    Leftover antibodies produced during the initial immune response time and natural antibody production, those leftover antibodies are what is called immunity.

    And as well, those positive cases are no longer contagious because they have NO active virus in their body to spread to others.

    Bottom line as to all the positive cases in America, even the world, is that all those people have immunity, they are already over the flu of the Covid19, they are NOT dead or hospitalized, they are out there in their communities living normal lives, and they cannot spread the Covid19 virus.

    To end the Pandemic, it is best that all people become Covid19 positive, develop immunity, and cannot spread the virus to others.


  6. John November 3, 2020 8:33 am Reply

    In the grand scheme of Kauai’s history, tourism is its newest – and least sustainable. You don’t “HAVE” to have hotels, snorkel rentals, scuba tours and souvenir shops. You CHOSE to because you thought it was an easy, get-rich-quick industry. And now you are finding out the hard way that allowing your entire existence to depend solely on tours and trinkets comes with expensive repercussions.

    But instead of doing the responsible thing and transitioning the island away from tourism to more sustainable sectors like agriculture, you and YOUR elitist friends in Big Tourism are now strong-arming our leadership and our communities into exposing Kauai to a literal plague, just so that YOU can make a few extra bucks off of some idiot tourists. You need a reality check, brudda.


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