Kaua‘i Department of Health report 3 new cases of COVID

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported three new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, all related to travelers who participated in the state’s Safe Travels pre-testing program.

Two cases are an adult male visitor and adult female visitor who were exempt from the travel quarantine through pre-travel testing uploaded to Safe Travels. They were subsequently tested again on Kaua‘i and both tested positive for COVID-19.

They are now in isolation and a DOH investigation is ongoing. These cases will be included Thursday in DOH’s cumulative case count for Kaua‘i, as the cases were diagnosed on-island.

The third case is an adult male O‘ahu resident who took a pre-travel test and received his positive test result after arriving on Kaua‘i. He is now in isolation and his identified close contacts have been directed to quarantine.

A DOH investigation is ongoing. This case will appear as an O‘ahu case on the state dashboard because that is where the diagnosis test was performed. However, the County of Kaua‘i intends to count all active cases currently on Kaua‘i regardless of the county of diagnosis, toward Kaua‘i’s business and recreational guidelines for the COVID-19 tier tracker.

With Wednesday’s cases, Kaua‘i’s one-week average of daily new cases remains at one. Should the one-week average case count increase to two new cases per day, Kaua‘i County will move to tier 3, prompting additional restrictions. For more information and to view the current daily average, see kauai.gov/COVID-19.

Wednesday’s new cases bring Kaua‘i’s cumulative case total to 73 confirmed, one probable, and six diagnosed out-of-state/off-island. Kaua‘i now has 13 active cases, including 12 related to travel, and 34 contacts in DOH-directed quarantine.

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, see hawaiicovid19.com.

For more information on the county’s voluntary post-travel testing program, see kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the county’s every-Sunday surge-testing program, visit kauai.gov/test.

16 Comments
  1. Dylan Wehrly November 11, 2020 4:35 am Reply

    How much before you travel would you have to take the test.


  2. Major Lee Hung November 11, 2020 5:48 am Reply

    13 active cases out of about 73k people on the island. That’s about 0.0178%.


    1. Corporal T Uhnel November 12, 2020 11:23 am Reply

      And that’s a good thing.


  3. Follow the Science November 11, 2020 7:13 am Reply

    Hawaii = 16,000+ cases, obviously all positive, of those there were some 220 deaths, that the CDC states that only 6% of them actually died from the Covid19 virus, the other 94% died from their decades long end of life diseases complicated by their medical treatments of toxic prescription drugs. In other words only approximately 12 people have died from the virus.

    That’s 12 people out of 1,500,000 people in Hawaii, and of the 12 almost all were elderly or at least very sick with other diseases.

    For most people 2 weeks, and for some maybe 3 weeks, after being infected with the virus, the 16,000 positive tested people have developed enormous amounts of antibodies during what is called the immune response. In reality the 16,000 are, in numbers, only the “tip of the iceberg” because only the 16,000 were tested. There may be 10 times as many who were never tested because they either had Zero or only mild symptoms, or even worse symptoms, but never got tested obviously not feeling any need to be tested, or just plain old didn’t bother, or in some severe cases those people just used bed rest at home assuming they were having a bad flu, as most people do, instead of running off to the doctor.

    This repeated call for testing is typical “after the fact” medical thinking. Almost all medical testing is the “trap” they use to sell prescription drugs and surgeries, instead of educating people how to get well or in this case prevent flu “sickness” by having a strong immune system. Apparently the majority have a strong immune system because only 1,600 of the 16,000 people tested needed to to go to the hospitals.

    To clarify, the IMMUNE RESPONSE is when the body’s immune system makes enough antibodies to not only deactivate all the virus in their body but also makes an enormous amount of left over antibodies to immediately attack and deactivate any new same virus that enters the body.

    This deactivation of the virus in the body, and the left over huge amounts of antibodies is called IMMUNITY. In some people, if not most, this immunity can last a lifetime.

    Vaccine immunity if effective at all, (one usually only gets immunity to the vaccine and not the exact targeted virus, in this case covid19), but that manmade laboratory disease vaccine at most only lasts for 20 years and never a lifetime, however our natural inborn antibodies last a lifetime, just like in the cases of measles, mumps, and chickenpox virus, we got lifetime immunity.

    Whoever is making POSITIVE covid-19 cases seem like “doomsday is coming” to the island, our state, nation, and world, is doing a “criminal ” disservice of spreading fear to the people of our communities by spreading “silent” lies, or what is called intentionally withheld information.

    According to the CDC the actual amount of covid19 virus deaths in Hawaii is under 14 cases out of over 1.5 million residents in Hawaii.

    More people are dying from each of the following common end of life diseases every year. There are over 2,500 deaths alone for each of the following diseases: Heart, Cancer, Stroke; and over 400 more with Alzheimer’s, and 300 with lung disease, diabetes is 300, and over 200 with kidney disease; and that was in 2017, it is worse today.

    Yet there is no shutdown or emergency measures for these diseases killing almost 9,000 people per year much less putting 40% of the people out of work and disrupting the education of our children, although to be a statistic they were all under prescription drug treatment with no wellness or health training. What an odd medical disease system we all love under.

    However at least All of the 16,000 positive tested cases are good for the community, because each new positive case not only automatically gives that positive person immunity but also automatically provides individual Herd Immumity that will, if allowed to spread, lead to community Herd immunity which causes the virus to fail to survive and thus the virus passes away from each community’s environment , thus we want many thousands of positive cases daily in order to shut down the virus without shutting down the economy.

    The healthy people who become positive are the ones known to have zero to mild symptoms, and after 2 to 3 weeks, have immunity and are not contagious to others.

    Positive tested people only need testing once and then after 2 to 3 weeks there immunity is already set.

    It is the Negative cases that need multiple testing because if they get exposure and infection of the virus, they become contagious.

    The Governor and the Mayor and their advisors are taking us in the wrong direction to ruination of nation and health. We can find fault in the medical advising, but we can also find fault in those elected taking us to a ruined nation and island.

    Put the people back to work and use their tax dollars to protect the elderly with all those end of life diseases and cosplay toxic prescription drugs.


    1. FACTS November 11, 2020 4:04 pm Reply

      listen to this people!! Its FACTS not FEAR. Open your eyes!


    2. Susan November 11, 2020 5:28 pm Reply

      Are you aware, @FollowTheScience, that Kauai had almost zero (0!) cases throughout the entire first phase of the pandemic – only because our leadership took swift and decisive action to shut down the island to tourism.

      To have ANY cases on Kauai IS “doomsday” – why? Because there is only one ICU hospital unit on the island, with only 7 beds! If those beds are occupied by Covid cases, then the entire unit (and its doctors/nurses) has to be quarantined, thereby forcing all other non-Covid emergencies to fly to another island for treatment.

      Your comment, as long-winded and supercilious as it is, reeks of ignorance – not science – about how Kauai actually functions in times of crises (very poorly; Kauai is perpetually stuck in last-century infrastructure). We can’t afford any more Covid cases! Shutting the island back down is the only way we can survive. Mark my words…


      1. Khsgrad November 11, 2020 10:10 pm Reply

        Yep, go ahead and hide from the invisible boogeyman “Corona” I want my life back- If your at risk YOU lockdown, the rest of us need to go on living, not worry about dying from an invisible enemy……


      2. Kalaheo Man November 12, 2020 9:03 am Reply

        I vehemently disagree with your statement. The facts prove that the current case load will have no impact on our medical infrastructure. Very few (less than 1%) actually get ill enough to warrant that type of critical care. The tipping point would have to be 7000 or so cases to fill those 7 ICU beds. When there are major traffic accidents we ship the patients to Queens on Oahu anyways.


  4. Kauaidoug November 11, 2020 9:10 am Reply

    We watched this on Oahu so we know what’s coming! The national projections are off the charts and those deaths have to come from somewhere while we play whackamole.


  5. John November 11, 2020 10:14 am Reply

    It’s shameful and disgusting that literally EVERY single resident of Kauai predicted this would happen after Kawakami decided against all logic to open our island back up to tourism without testing or quarantine. And now here we are.

    THANKS DEREK! We will remember this next election!


    1. nobody November 11, 2020 8:06 pm Reply

      John,

      My guess is you don’t need to make a living from tourism. Many do.


  6. m November 11, 2020 3:12 pm Reply

    A second test might help protect island from travelers but !50$ each insures almost none will get one. My daughter and grandkids are coming for thanksgiving and can barely afford the plane tickets much less pay !50$ each and get VOUCHERS for credit to spend here…And they want to take a second test to assure I don’t get it. Who came up with this wacky idea? Free to locals of course but let’s charge the visitors! Derek, change this so the 2nd test is available to all who want it for FREE!


    1. LTEreader November 12, 2020 10:47 am Reply

      m,
      There are so many worldwide who are missing their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandchildren, and friends, but are staying put. Since your family can’t afford a 2nd test for your, their, and residents sakes then they shouldn’t be traveling right now! The FREE tests are provided for restaurant, hotel, and store workers; the ones employed in the public and forced to expose themselves daily to those traveling in the middle of a pandemic!
      Shame on you grumbling to our Mayor that he should deplete what limited resources we have, and provide FREE 2nd testing to the selfish travelers who should be staying home right now!


  7. Skeptical November 11, 2020 10:13 pm Reply

    WAY TO GO TO DOUBLE THE NUMBERS! THIS is why no one should trust any statistics. They are being manipulated to promote agreement of more unnecessary shutdowns. As projected.
    ” DOH investigation is ongoing. This case will appear as an O‘ahu case on the state dashboard because that is where the diagnosis test was performed. However, the County of Kaua‘i intends to count all active cases currently on Kaua‘i regardless of the county of diagnosis, toward Kaua‘i’s business and recreational guidelines for the COVID-19 tier tracker.”


  8. jeremiahwasabullfrog November 11, 2020 10:37 pm Reply

    Why is it always doom & gloom with any new cases? When we opened up it was a foregone conclusion that we were going to have an increase in the number of active cases. Every new COVID case does not translate into an occupied ICU bed, in fact, check the data, very few cases require an ICU bed. I get it, we’re in short supply of Intensive Care Unit BEDS, SUPPLIES, DOCTORS, etc, on this little island but nobody is saying to act recklessly. Wear masks, social distance, wash/scrub hands and TRY not to overreact. If you have underlying conditions: asthma, heart disease, fighting an illness/disease, deficient immune system, and/or are kupuna, etc, etc., please take extra precautions for you and your loved ones. COVID-19 is not going to vanish anytime soon, if at all. We have two solutions: (1) completely close off the island to all visitors, as well as restrict island residents from outside travel until a vaccine exists and one-by-one we get in our single file line and vaccinate, or (2) we protect and educate those around us who are at risk while we continue to do our part with the mask wearing & social distancing noted above. Are you one of the At-Risk individuals? If yes, you know what you need to do, if NO, you know what you need to do to protect and respect your community. I don’t expect everyone to agree with these thoughts and ideas expressed, but if it allows you to challenge yourself and start your own internal dialogue and to think independently, you may find an angle of thinking you didn’t see before and you might feel some sort of freedom. It’s not always doom and gloom… every problem has a solution, albeit, just not the solution that you or I thought of.


    1. Lorraine Ann November 12, 2020 7:59 pm Reply

      Jeremiahwasabullfrog, you nailed it, cannot express it any better. When you keep yourself and your family and close friends(your “bubble”) safe, it translates into keeping others safe too. Cannot let your guard down when in public. Let’s hope between a vaccine or immunity that we can get past this.


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