County announces one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday

LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s case is an adult female resident whose source of infection 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.

Tuesday’ case brings the number of active cases to 19, with 196 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 169 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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For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit

  1. Tony Albertoni January 12, 2021 2:50 pm Reply

    I’m confused why the majority of these cases are travel-related. If people are being tested before they come, then are quarantined, then tested again, how is this virus getting into Kauai?

  2. I saw a Vampire once January 12, 2021 9:17 pm Reply

    That is a good question. Sickness comes from the body. Every body has a different build up to an immune system. Healthy or not healthy. Many factors come into play. When a virus hits a body, it stays with that person. Because it needs a living organism to live in. Over time our bodies have built up certain tendencies to block any sickness or disease. When catching COVID-19, it could be a dirty table to start off with at a restaurant. This dirt builds into a virus. These virus are like infection. And they are germs. So these germs copies other germs from other people with the virus. Sort of like they have their own eyes to see one another. So they change into that virus, and so on. They, the virus with eyes of their own, copies other virus until the exact duplicate is made. Bingo. We’re off to the races. COVID-19 is born. We have a problem Houston? And we are dealt with one case of COVID-19.

  3. David Burse January 13, 2021 8:31 am Reply

    It is confusing, because that level of information is not provided. Perhaps the GI tried to get that information, but was unable, or (more likely) they are just repeating what the Mayor’s office announces using the same article they print nearly daily, but with updated numbers.

    To be clear: There is NO requirement to get tested or to test negative to get on an airplane
    and fly to Kauai. However, you must do a 10 day quarantine when you arrive. Since we have no details provided, this is my assumption of what happened in this instance, and how it is “travel related”.

    If the person did go through the “bubble resort” option (negative test before boarding flight), but then tested positive on the second test 3+ days later, that would be good info to know. If this person tested negative on another island within 3 days of flying to Kauai (another option to avoid quarantine), that would also be good to know. We aren’t provided with those messy details. Just “travel related” … so we speculate.

  4. Dee Tectlie January 14, 2021 1:49 pm Reply

    How will people react when, after lie detector tests are given to the scientists and spokespeople of the Covid Vaccine, and we find out it’s been a vaccine sales gimmick from the get go.

    1.) PCR Covid virus TESTS that produce 95% False + results.
    2.) Actual cause of covid deaths are actually caused by patient’s existing diseases and their taking lethal prescription drugs for decades.
    3.) Wearing masks 90% of which do not stop virus going in or out.
    4.) Social distancing
    5.) Students out of school
    6.) Quarantines
    7.) Closed businesses
    8.) Lost jobs
    9.) Businesses closed permanently
    10.) Stress of Psycho Fear of Virus, stress shortens life.
    11.) This vaccine does not provide immunity to the Covid Virus, only
    provides some immunity to the vaccine, so why bother with it?
    12.) People losing their homes.
    13.) Bankruptcy
    14.) Car / Truck repossession
    15.) Unemployment benefits or none, not enough to live on.
    16.) another Great Depression
    17.) Loss of Middle Class America
    18.) Food lines
    19.) Soup kitchens for survival
    20.) Food stamps to former proud working Americans
    21.) Hungry Children
    22.) China “whipping the pants off us”
    23.) One of our government agency bosses giving China the covid
    virus to make it stronger and spread it.
    24.) Suicides
    25.) Covid Vaccine side effects illness
    26.) Cover up Vaccine deaths
    27.)…and more to come as time goes by!
    28.) We’ll be told you will have to take more vaccine shots year
    after year as the vaccine weakens our own Immune System.
    29.) etc.

  5. Ruthann jones January 14, 2021 2:41 pm Reply

    I read a related…,
    Vacationing in Vegas?

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