Two new cases of COVID-19 announced Thursday

LIHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Today’s cases are adult residents: both cases are travel-related. All active cases are in isolation, and one case is hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.

Today’s cases bring the number of active cases to seven, with 169 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 147 confirmed locally, one probable, and 21 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit

  1. I saw a Vampire once December 31, 2020 9:38 pm Reply

    How many of you look at this as a math thing? If I were in California I would not care about if that person forgot to pass go at check in without a 72 hours pre-testing flight negative COVID-19 result. Why is this? I have a classmate from high school on Oahu. It works that way because we might come into contact or he is getting off scotland free on board a flight and becoming a world famous superstar in football. While I’m at home watching the TV and UH football on tv. This problem is one of propaganda. Hawai’i is a small populated area. We care about each other. And if each other is watching who is getting famous in the local news. Celebrity wise. A bad thing. He is getting all the publicity. And me, I’m am getting no publicity. This is the so called esoteric trend happening in households all over Hawai’i. And U.S.A. I’d rather be a republican. I have something to shoot for. Than a trophy from my so called peers. This is one situation anyway in Hawai’i. COVID-19 and the issues with it.

  2. Ko Vid January 1, 2021 12:16 am Reply

    Boring…old already…!

  3. John January 1, 2021 11:45 am Reply

    Dear Mayor Kawakami – since being elected, you, your family and friends have enriched yourselves by aligning with special interests (GMO, Big Tourism, etc.). And now with Covid, the virus is helping you guys along even more, putting low-income Kauai residents deeper into the hole (and soon in the ground) while you circle around us like vultures just waiting to buy our properties. I don’t know how you sleep at night, but I guess all that money you have tucked away in your offshore accounts helps.

    1. Bingo January 1, 2021 3:21 pm Reply

      What you are saying is true. If you looked to see what it would cost to stay at timbers for 3 days in January to take advantage of the bubble resort. It’s about $1000 per night, Marriott is about 450-500. Kawakami lives in an echo chamber. He is surrounded by people who stroke his ego and his wife is the gate keeper on social media. If you say anything against him or his policies you will be blocked. Furthering the echo chamber. He was born rich, generational wealth from his family owning big save markets and gained even more when the business sold to times. He’s aligned with grove farm and big ag. While BS-ing the rest who don’t research anything. He has been caught before with questionable ethics. Failure to disclose certain investments in medical marijuana while also being on the council that was voting on the issues regarding the ability to do that business.

      1. Susan January 2, 2021 3:05 pm Reply

        If what YOU are saying, @Bingo, is true (and I don’t doubt it), please document this information, share it online and among the local electorate, because Kawakami obviously does NOT have our best interests in mind.

        He has been slowly destroying our community for years, and now he is taking full advantage of the virus to put the final nail in all our coffins. He needs to go; we need an honest, ethical and empathetic mayor who came from nothing and is willing to represent those who have nothing.

  4. Come clean January 2, 2021 12:21 am Reply

    Tell the TRUTH, they TESTED POSITIVE, but no symptoms, no doctors, no prescription drugs, no hospitalization, just carry in, was inky false positive PCR Test.

    Skip the Vaccine, prefer natural dependable Health.

  5. Mr.Ford January 2, 2021 5:30 pm Reply

    Sick how big tech companies are racking in billions of dollars and small business are forced to close. your leaders won’t call this economy a all time low because…. Sick how big tech companies are racking in billions of dollars and small business are forced to close. And those who say essential this and essential that are evil and are narcissist.

    Thank the Lord people are seeing the mischief of this properganda. Shame on the ignorance because they turn their heads. Or they just want to follow the fitlthy rich that that have never met or met for a few days.. They wish they didn’t when the time comes for Recompense. May God have mercy on their lost souls.

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