Two new cases of COVID-19 announced Thursday

2 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Thursday’s cases are both adult residents. The source of infection for one case is community-acquired, and the other is travel-related.

All active cases are in isolation, and one case remains hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

Thursday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 15, with 184 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 157 confirmed locally, one probable, and 26 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

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  1. Mr.Ford January 8, 2021 2:09 pm Reply

    And the death rate is .007%….the people who say its for your safty…I have a good feeling they are the ignorant ones who will follow the Evil Ones. They are the oppressor and the ones who bring turmoil.

  2. Dr. Jim January 8, 2021 4:32 pm Reply

    Yesterday, Lieut. Gov. Green, in a Facebook video post ask people to stay home and stop seen people outside of their households. And yet he’s recommending that we make it easier for people from outside of the state to travel here by changing the timing of the required prior to travel test from 72 hours before testing to 96 hours before testing. The rationale, it’s too hard to get a test. That’s because there is too many sick people getting tested because they have the disease!

    The state of California just issued guidance telling the residents not to travel more than 120 miles. Yet we open the island to them to come here. Worried because there are so many sick people around you in LA? Come to Hawaii and forget about it! Really?

    Staying home will slow the spread of disease! But letting infected people onto the island without quarantine will increase infections! Lets have a concerted effort to address all of the factors cuasing the surge in infections.

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